Here we had all exptected to get a front row seat to a rematch between two World Champion couples, to see the champions of 2010 take on those of 2011 in an attempt to end the year on a high note after losing their title in Moscow.
It is official: this will definitely not happen in tomorrow's Grand Slam Final Standard. While the details are still sketchy, the Spanish organisers have been informed by the German DanceSport Federation DTV that the defending Grand Slam Champions, Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler, had to withdraw at the very last moment.
Looking at the bright side: we (and you) will still have the front row seat to excellent Standard performances by the other couples tomorrow ... And our WDSF Communications team member Helmut Roland has come up with some unpublished pictures of Benedetto and Claudia taken at the German Championship in Nuremberg last month. In absentia, ....
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