The UK has become the first country in the world to officially recognize parkour as a sport. The Guardian takes a look into how it got its start.
“I love my country but the UK opened the door to us,” he says, when asked why Britain has beaten France to recognise parkour. “They embraced it straight away when we did Jump London. I met with the minister of sport at the Élysée [Palace] but nothing happened. Here I met the sport minister and she is amazing. They’re more inclined to embrace the subculture here, there’s more openness to exploring possibilities.”