The Beauty of It All

"How two couples kept everyone in suspense throughout four rounds, through all five dances in the final, and until the very moment that the master of ceremony pronounced country and names of the runners-up, it all reveals just how compelling this artistic sport can be."

We wrote the above on our "Live from Vienna" blog after the World Latin in November 2012. It certainly applies to what has happened yesterday at the Basket Hall in Krasnodar too. That the outcome was different this time around makes an even stronger statement about the essence of sport and dance. And that dance can be true sport adds an important facet to it all.

The dances were split 3:2 between the two top couples in last night's final, the result was tight by every measure, but - and that's the beauty of it all - this competition is far from over. Another magic night is only weeks away. When the same couples meet again in the 2013 GrandSlam Hong Kong on 11 May!

Zaytsev Andrey - Kuzminskaya Anna, RUS © RolandAniello Langella - Khrystyna Moshenska, ITA © Roland

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