In artistic gymnastics, Romanian athlete Nadia Comăneci will forever be remembered for being first to receive the perfect score of 10 in competition. In DanceSport, both World Freestyle Champion couples got very close in Beijing to matching Nadia's achievement with their performances.
Out of a maximum of 55 points to be awarded for absolute perfection, Vladimir Karpov - Mariya Tzaptashvilli, RUS, received 54.79 points and Simone Segatori - Anette Sudol, GER, 53.57 points. The perfect "10" was indeed awarded in some of the components that are being assessed under the new judging system.
While full results have still not been received from the competitions in Beijing (What's taking so long: last weekend we had the first ever competition with live results, and here we're waiting 48 hours or more!), we have come across a photograph with the detailed score for the performance of Vladimir and Mariya.