671, right, won breaking gold in style tonight at FISE Montpellier ©JDSF

Canada's Phil Wizard and Chinese B-girl 671 helped to create an electric atmosphere here at FISE Montpellier as they clinched the breaking titles on the banks of the River Lez.

The French city set the stage for the third Breaking for Gold World Series leg of the year and attracted a fervent audience.

Wizard lived up to his name in the men's final by delivering a crushing 3-0 defeat to Japan's Shigekix. 

It is the third consecutive podium finish for the Canadian at FISE but this time he was able to go beyond his previous bronze medal victories.

Despite having the disadvantage of going first in each round, his combination of downrock sequences with freezes went a long way in warming up the judges.

The United States' Gravity bagged bronze courtesy of a tight 2-1 triumph over Sunni of Britain.

It is another top three finish for the 33-year-old veteran who is aiming to cap off his glittering career, which has seen him win nearly 100 national and world titles, in breaking's Olympic debut at Paris 2024.

In the women's event, it was 671 who stole the show.

She brought the mind games to Montpellier and made sure to get in her opponent's face before backing it up on stage.

The 17-year-old prodigy humbled European champion Nicka of Lithuania in the decider 3-0.

Nicka, who is two years younger than 671, downed defending champion Ami of Japan in the semi-finals 2-1 but was unable to match the level of the eventual gold medallist.

The Chinese athlete made a flying start in round one which resulted in her winning over all nine judges. 

Her seamless display included a spellbinding combination of flair and swagger, not to mention a 10-second head spin.

The event saw athletes earn ranking points towards Olympic qualification and 671's dominance surely makes her an early contender to make history in the French capital next year. 

The atmosphere was like no other with thumping music and a buzz of excitement filling the air leaving the audience unable to contain themselves as dancing broke out all over the crowd.

Breaking is clearly making an impression on spectators already with kids body-popping left, right and centre on the way out of the venue following the close of competition.

While breaking has finished, FISE Montpellier is set to continue tomorrow with medals set to be won in roller freestyle and skateboarding.