Scaling Down

2013 GrandSlam Latin Hong Kong © BenSon WongAs expected, the scores that the adjudicators awarded in Latin were considerably lower than in Cambrils. For reference: Langella - Moshenska dropped nearly 10 points. And so did all the other finalist couples too. Whether it was the WDSF Sports Director Marco Sietas who had pointed out that awarding a 10 should indeed be well considered beforehand, or the adjudicators realising that they would soon run out of margin with too many 10s, the scale was certainly calibrated downward. We expect the trend to continue in today’s GrandSlam Standard too.

What is also noteworthy is that the “clean sweeps” – i.e. winning all five dances in a final – are no longer within easy reach, not even for the best couples. Langella – Moshenska, who seemed to dominate the other four dances at will, tied the Paso Doble with the runners-up, Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno. And a fair tie it was.




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