Who said that there are hardly ever real surprises in DanceSport. Well, we have just had one today. Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler, GER, fell short of their ambitious goal to win the World Champion title for the third consecutive time. After the final tally of the marks, the runners-up in the 2010 edition of the World Standard came in first this time around.
Some people here in Moscow say that it was one of the tightest competitions ever. The experts felt that they would have had a very hard time to make the call, that they saw two opposing styles clash on the parquet, and that they are in agreement with the verdict of the panel of Adjudicators.
Since many more experts will likely comment over the coming days, WDSF Communications limits itself to simply publish the final standings of the Top Six!
|1.||74||Emanuel Valeri / Tania Kehlet||Denmark|
|2.||27||Benedetto Ferruggia / Claudia Koehler||Germany|
|3.||64||Simone Segatori / Annette Sudol||Germany|
|4.||39||Sergei Konovaltsev / Olga Konovaltseva||Russian Federation|
|5.||40||Marek Kosaty / Paulina Glazik||Poland|
|6.||80||Dmitry Zharkov / Olga Kulikova||Russian Federation|