Nearly full house celebrated with Armen and Svetlana 09 September 2019 10:43

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It was an unforgettable day for Armen Tsaturyan – Svetlana Gudyno (RUS), who won their second World Title on Saturday in their home town, surrounded with their families and friends. Almost every seat was occupied in the Megasport Arena making the atmosphere "Incredible!", as they praised in the Winners’ interview.

”Already when we got to know the World Championship would be in Moscow, in Russia, we were waiting for it, and it inspired everybody even more”, Svetlana said. ”The support of the audience was incredible and something really special”, Armen commented. ”The final was the highlight of the day, and we felt the final was the best round for us tonight”, he continued, but added that there are still many things to improve for the upcoming competitions. ”For tomorrow, it’s important to analyze and to improve”, Svetlana concluded.

Marius-Andrei Balan – Khrystyna Moshenska (GER) won the silver medals and they were happy with their dancing. ”We feel great”, they said. ”We felt very nice between us. We felt really free dancing and enjoying, probably because we had in our minds all day that tomorrow we are going on holidays”, Khrystyna laughed. ”For me, the best is when everything goes, let’s say, against in a way. I mean, we came to Russia to dance against the World Champions, which we were very close in the last World Championship. For me it was fantastic, because I could enjoy and somehow the public was still warm, and then everything turned out nice. And music was fantastic, every single song”, Marius praised and continued: ”Almost all the places were occupied. This is something which dancers wish, always to have it like this. It happens in several places, but in such a big hall as this, it’s fantastic!”

Timur Imametdinov – Nina Bezzubova (GER) won the bronze medals. ”It was an honor to dance in Moscow, in Timur’s home town. It was a very well organized World Championship, and we enjoyed it a lot”, Nina said. ”It was an amazing competition”, Timur added. ”The final was the highlight, also the Formation final was amazing. Today, I think all the couples in the final did a great job. It was one of the best World Championships in recent years”, he admired. ”We did it! With all the things that are covered and unknown, we did it!”, Nina said. ”Yeah, we did a good job today”, Timur agreed.

The fourth place went to Andrey Gusev – Vera Bondareva (RUS), who were also receiving loud support throughout the final, energizing the couple which seemingly enjoyed being in the spotlight. Charles-Guillaume Schmitt – Elena Salikhova (FRA) were the fifth and Andrea Silvestri – Martina Varadi (HUN) sixth, repeating their results of last year’s World Championship.

With another highlight of the year behind us we can now start moving on towards the next ones. There is still a lot to come this year, starting from the World Urban Games next weekend in Budapest, Hungary. For Moscow, we can say it’s a wrap, but we’ll see you again in October, at the fifth and the final qualifying leg of the 2019 GrandSlam Series. Do svidanya!

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The jewels of the City of Tyumen 09 September 2019 09:42

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Vera Tyumen Standard Team (RUS), the jewels of the City of Tyumen, made the hundreds of parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents and families of the team happy like never before on Saturday. The record-setting fifth World title, the fourth in a row, came with their programme Champions League, which earned them a total score of 36.958.

The trainer, chief and father of the Vera family, Mr. Aleksey Litvinov appreciated the support in Megasport arena saying the warmth of the crowd increased the temperature in the hall three to five degrees. ”Everything was on good level”, he said, and the team behind him agreed with a loud ”Da!”

”It was a great feeling to be performing in front of a home crowd. Every person was sending us part of their hearts. Even if you had lost power because you were tired, with this atmosphere in the sports hall it was perfect”, he said. ”The fifth World title means that we are still strong enough, and I think we will continue!”

The runners-up, Duet Perm Standard Team (RUS) succeeded in their first World Championship and won silver with a total score of 36.450.

It was, however, extremely tight between the third and the fourth place. The two German formations were tied in three of the four components, and the minimal difference in scores, 0.084 points, came in one component only, Technical Quality, in favour of TSC Schwarz-Gold d. ASC Göttingen 1846 (GER), leaving Braunschweiger TSC (GER) to the fourth place.

Danza Brno (CZE) and DSV Sway of Life (NED) reached the final in their first World Championship and they ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.

Armen and Svetlana, World Champions 07 September 2019 19:25

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They came, they saw, they conquered. 

This famous saying applies to Armen and Svetlana, who repeated their World title from last year in front of their home crowd in Moscow. The double World Champions, congratulations!

The final result:
1. Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno (RUS)
2. Marius-Andrei Balan - Khrystyna Moshenska (GER)
3. Timur Imametdinov - Nina Bezzubova (GER)
4. Andrey Gusev - Vera Bondareva (RUS)
5. Charles-Guillaume Schmitt - Elena Salikhova (FRA)
6. Andrea Silvestri - Martina Varadi (HUN)

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Vera Tyumen Standard Team, for the fifth time 07 September 2019 18:07

2019 World Championship Formation Standard SF © Melnikova

Fourth in a row, fifth in total: Vera Tyumen Standard Team (RUS) made history in Moscow. Aleksey Litvinov orchestrated the formation to another heights and to the fifth World title for Vera Tyumen Standard Team with 36.958 points for their program Champions League.

The silver medals were awarded to Duet Perm Standard Team (RUS). The formation received 36.450 points.

As it was anticipated, the margins were very small. The difference in scores between the Bronze medalists, TSC Schwarz-Gold d. ASC Gottingen 1846 (GER) and Braunschweiger TSC, which ranked fourth, was only 0.084 points. By the look of the scores of different components, the two formations were tied in three of them and the difference appeared for the Technical Quality.

The final result:
1. Vera Tyumen Standard Team (RUS)
2. Duet Perm Standard Team (RUS)
3. TSC Schwarz-Gold d. ASC Gottingen 1846 (GER)
4. Braunschweiger TSC (GER)
5. Danza Brno (CZE)
6. DSV Sway of Life (NED)


Semifinal in front of a nearly sold-out arena 07 September 2019 17:24

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The semifinalists burned the floor with their passionate and energetic dancing. Supporter groups were surrounding the centre stage and making sure the couples heard their loud chants all the time.

The six couples which continue in pursuit of the World title are:
15 Marius-Andrei Balan - Khrystyna Moshenska (GER)
35 Andrey Gusev - Vera Bondareva (RUS)
39 Timur Imametdinov - Nina Bezzubova (GER)
74 Charles-Guillaume Schmitt - Elena Salikhova (FRA)
79 Andrea Silvestri - Martina Varadi (HUN)
90 Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno (RUS)

It will be pure fireworks!

But before that, the final of the 2019 WDSF World Championship Formation Standard. Another set of fireworks!

The World Championship Latin semifinal 07 September 2019 15:31

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Megasport Arena is filling up as the evening proceeds towards the finals.

The 12 couples who are dancing the semifinal are:

15 Marius-Andrei Balan - Khrystyna Moshenska (GER)
20 Edgar Marcos Borjas - Alina Nowak (POL)
34 Konstantin Gorodilov - Dominika Bergmannova (EST)
35 Andrey Gusev - Vera Bondareva (RUS)
39 Timur Imametdinov - Nina Bezzubova (GER)
60 Paul Moldovan - Cristina Tatar (ROU)
72 Malthe Brinch Rohde - Sandra Sorensen (DEN)
74 Charles-Guillaume Schmitt - Elena Salikhova (FRA)
79 Andrea Silvestri - Martina Varadi (HUN)
85 Winson Tam - Anastasia Novikova (CAN)
90 Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno (RUS)
95 Bangbang Yan - Yujun Du (CHN)

The quarterfinal is running on 07 September 2019 14:58

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The top 24 couples are dancing in four heats and the Megasport Arena is roaring for their favourites. There is now even more space on the floor for the couples to show what they came here for.

And they are doing it brilliantly!

The finalists of the World Championship Formation Standard 07 September 2019 13:57

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Beauty, harmony, style and precision. This combined with the choreographies, which reflected the themes of each performance, offered many wonderful moments to the spectators at Megasport Arena.

Unfortunately, not all of them can proceed to the final. These amazing six formations did:

DSV Sway of Life (NED)
Duet Perm Standard Team (RUS)
Danza Brno (CZE)
TSC Schwarz-Gold d. ASC Gottingen 1846 (GER)
Braunschweiger TSC (GER)
Vera Tyumen Standard Team (RUS)

The final starts at 20:08 local time (19:08 CET).


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