It was not emotional only for the winners, it was emotional for runners-up as well. Years and years of hard work, countless hours of practice, fine-tuning the technique, and a competition that was so tight that the excitement continued until the last dance and the last scores.
And it was the tight competition itself that pushed Evaldas Sodeika and Ieva Zukauskaite (LTU) to greater level in their last two dances of the final. Being tied in scores changed to a slight lead over Francesco Galuppo and Debora Pacini (ITA). The difference in scores was only 0,5 points before the last dance.
After scoring 0,25 points more than the Italians at Viennese Waltz, the excitement and anticipation changed to a happy and relaxed smile, sense of completion.
But they couldn’t have done it without their amazing peers. All the credit goes for all the couples, who made the final such a beautiful and a thrilling competition.
It must have been the best of DanceSport in Vienna. And they all were winners.