The World Games 2013

Germany and Colombia 29/07/2013

Benedetto Ferruggia - Claudia Koehler, GER © SüfkeBenedetto Ferruggia - Claudia Koehler, GER, won the gold in the Standard event at The World Games 2013 Cali. Their late night training session on the still unfinished parquet did pay off. In an outstanding final they kept Sergei Konovaltsev and Olga Konovaltseva in second in all five dances.

Today's DanceSport competitions played out again in front of a capacity crowd of at least 15,000 spectators at the Cali bullring.

Final Standing Standard

 

 

Name

 

NOC

1

FERRUGGIA / KOEHLER

 

 GER

2

KONOVALTSEV / KONOVALTSEVA

 

 RUS

3

GUERRA / BENINCASA

 

 ITA

4

VEZELIS / CHATKEVICIUTE

 

 LTU

5

SADECKI / NAWROT

 

 POL

6

TODARO / YANEVA

 

 BUL

What put the crowd reactions fully over the top was the Salsa gold medal won by the Colombian couple Adriana Ávila - Jéfferson Benjumea. The Cali natives "burned the floor" according to the Colombian press and thus were able to confirm Cali's status as the World Capital of Salsa.

Full results for Standard can be found here. Salsa results are found here!

VoLC8TBtkGA|Colombia confirma que es capital mundial de la salsa en los Juegos Mundiales

Today's Live Webcast 28/07/2013

Live from the Ring!Just like yesterday, the World Games Host Broadcaster will produce a 90-minute live programme on the DanceSport events held at the Cañaveralejo bullring today, 28 July.

It will be available as stream in those countries where no rights have been sold. If you should find that the stream is blocked in your country, check your TV guide, a broadcaster there is bound to air it.

We certainly hope that the audio quality and a few other things will get improved for today's Salsa and Standard finals. Broadcast schedule is 01:30 UTC/GMT ... But as yesterday, prepare to be flexible and check the streaming site of the 2013 Cali Organising Committee frequently for up-to-date information. Click here!

An Emotional Experience 28/07/2013

The World Games 2013 Latin Podium © RolandWDSF Communications interviewed Anna and Gabriele quite a few times already. We have never seen either of them as genuinely moved as on this special night at the bullring. Dancing in front of 10,000 or 15,000 people - we're still waiting for the official figure - can be an overwhelming experience.

What could have been a winners' interview like many others was not. Gabriele and Anna were visibly still under the influence of what had happened over the previous hours.



NeL1pfgoA60|Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus | Overwhelmed

Last Night In Review 28/07/2013

Plaza de Toros Cali - 27 July © RolandThe WDSF Communications team has uploaded some fifty spectacular photographs from last night's Latin and Salsa events to the Gallery.

Dr Helmut Roland was able to capture the unique atmosphere that was created when inspired dancers encountered the appreciation of true dance lovers in a setting unlike any other used for DanceSport before.

The international DanceSport feed (95 minutes) produced by the World Games Host Broadcaster is also available as a stream for viewing from those countries where no rights have been sold. Where rights have been sold by the IWGA partner UFA Sports, the stream is blocked and you have to consult programme guides as to when and where the Latin - Salsa event will air.

We do apologise for the poor audio quality of the stream! We sincerely hope that the sound will be better in tonight's broadcast. Access the stream here!

Plaza de Toros Cali - 27 July © RolandPlaza de Toros Cali - 27 July © Roland

Watch Us Tonight! 28/07/2013

Sergei Konovaltsev and Olga Konovaltseva, RUS, are ready for tonight's Standard event of The World Games 2013 at the Cali bullring. They invite you to watch them and all the other couples dancing tonight from about 01:00 UTC/GMT!

aysohLr9WZ0|Sergei Konovaltsev - Olga Konovaltseva | Watch Us Tonight

The Latin Night 28/07/2013

Latin Night at the BullringA red hot night it was when way more than 10,000 spectators at the Cali bullring extended a tumultuous welcome to 23 Latin and 17 Salsa couples. And that was just the beginning. What happened tonight could well change the face of DanceSport more than anything in recent years. Having such a unique setting for a competition and a crowd that appreciates dance as much as the Caleños can make for an atmosphere that ignites ... The arena stayed on fire for close to four hours.

It will take us all some time to digest the experience, but there could well be a before and an after to this Saturday night ...  We will follow up in a few hours.

Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus, MDA, were crowned the World Games 2013 Champions, winning all five dances - and bringing the crowd to their feet time after time! Congratulations! Here are the Final results ...

 

 

Bib

 

Name

 

NOC

 

S

 

C

 

R

 

PD

 

J

1

6

GOFFREDO / MATUS

 

 MDA

1

1

1

1

1

2

25

IMAMETDINOV / NIKOLAEVA

 

 RUS

2

2

2

2

2

3

23

SCHMITT / SALIKHOVA

 

 FRA

4

3

3

3

3

4

2

TATARENKO / TATARENKO

 

 GER

3

4

4

5

4

5

19

PASCUAL INIESTA / CARNE VILA

 

 ESP

6

5

6

4

6

6

13

SMOLKO / PUHOVIKA

 

 LAT

5

6

5

6

5

For complete results, pls. click here!

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The Live Webcast 27/07/2013

Live StreamThe live webcast of the Latin and Salsa events scheduled today, Saturday 27 July, at the Cali bullring will start at around 01:10 UTC/GMT. WDSF does not hold any rights to embed a player on its website. The only site where the webcast can be followed in most countries is the Organising Committee's streaming site.

In those countries where the signal is blocked, a broadcaster has purchased the rights and you will have to resort to a programming guide to find out when DanceSport is on. 

Go to the CLOC streaming site here!

Bon Dia Desde Colombia 27/07/2013

Team ColombiaToday everything looks much brighter. What dominated the news posted here for the past 72 hours is suddenly demoted to a supporting role at best.

The lead is now assigned to the dancers who are already training on the perfect floor that was put in by CLOC in 19 hours of hard work. Muchas gracias! 

It's 8:45 a.m. - a press conference is scheduled in 15 minutes ... Stay tuned!





Floor View at 8 a.m.Thumbs up!

First Fling Around The Floor 27/07/2013

Benedetto Ferruggia - Claudia Koehler, GER © Thorsten SüfkeIt's pictures that can tell more than a thousand words. And one of these has just been received by WDSF Communications. It was taken momemnts ago by Thorsten Süfke of the German DanceSport Team. Apparently, the entire team went out to the bullring (while all others were at a reception) and had the three couples take the first flings around the floor. On this high note - and full of optimism - we go and get some sleep now. Hasta mañana!

No idea why the picture ended up like this ...

Final Floor Follow-Up 27/07/2013

New FloorThe "Just in time!" concept appears to work for the Cali Local Organising Committee as a modus operandi. At least for DanceSport! There is now justifiable hope that eight hours from the time of posting this news item the floor will be in at the bullring.

That will then be exactly ten hours from to the start of the competition! Just in time! Significant advances have been made by yet another motivated crew in covering the perfectly level platform with parquet over the past few hours. WDSF Sports Director Marco Sietas stayed at the venue until it was possible to extrapolate the finishing time for the process to be concluded with a reasonable degree of certainty.

Speaking of the start of the competition: we erroneously announced in the last few posts that Standard would be on today - Saturday 27 July - and Latin would be on tomorrow. WRONG! Latin today, Standard tomorrow is the appropriate order! Apologies! 



From The Other Floor 27/07/2013

ColombiaThe training floor, as we know, has been put in properly from the very beginning. It is getting used by the couples right now. Team Colombia is practising there right now.

They are joined by other couples from Trinidad - Tobago and the USA. It's all good fun!

Temperatures at 6 p.m. are very bearable - a cool breeze blows through the bullring - and athletes as well as officials concur: the starting ime for tomorrow's competition in Standard and Salsa was well chosen.

TrinidadUSATrinidad

An Update From The Bullring 27/07/2013

New FloorSports Director Marco Sietas was at the Plaza de Toros at 7:30 a.m. as scheduled. The problem was, he was there all by himself, joined only two hours later by the panel of judges for a first briefing, and another two hours later by the crew that was supposed to start putting in the new floor 5 hours earlier ... You get the picture.

At exactly 1 p.m. the crew finally started with the assembly of a solid platform that was last used at an automobile show in Bogota. Through Wednesday! Here we thought that "just in time" is a Japanese concept. Well, the Colombians refined it!

New FloorNew FloorNew Floor

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