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2019 WDSF Asian Pacific Championship in Standard and Latin 06/05/2019

2019 Asian Pacific Standard Championship (c) SZdance

Shijiazhuang City (CHN) hosted the 2019 WDSF Asian Pacific Championship in Standard and Latin. For the second year in a row Qiu Yuming – Wei Liying (CHN) were crowned as Asian Pacific Champions in Standard. The couple won the title with a margin of two points over the runners-up and silver medalists Yuan Shaoyang – Qi Chongxuan (CHN). Patrick Rucinski – Tatiana Veselkina (CAN) won the bronze.

The result of 2019 WDSF Asian Pacific Championship Latin was even more impressive. The title winners, Yan Bangbang – Du Yujun (CHN) won the title with a margin of 7,15 points over the runners-up Li Jiaming – Li Ziwei (CHN). The difference in scores after the semifinal was 9,306 points, and the silver medalists clearly pushed during the final round, but this time their perfomance earned them the silver medals. Nam Gi Yong – Shin Nara (KOR) won the bronze.

History was made in DanceSport as the World Rock’n’Roll Confederation brought World Cup Rock’n’Roll to China. The multi-disciplined event turned out to be an interesting experience for the spectators. There were three World Cup competitions scheduled for Saturday in Shijiazhuang City, and Rock’n’Roll, Standard and Latin competitions were held alternatively during the day. The first World Cup Rock’n’Roll winners on Chinese territory were Alexey Kondrashin – Darina Kozlova (RUS) in Main Class Free Style, Dmitriy Maslov – Elizaveta Novak (RUS) in Main Class Contact Style, and Noa Lilih – Polina Rykova (CRO) in Juniors.

On the second day of the event, World Open Standard and Latin were held. Some of the top couples had travelled to China and the Chinese spectators were able to enjoy DanceSport in full. Evaldas Sodeika – Ieva Zukauskaite (LTU) won the World Open Standard, Alexey Glukhov – Anastasia Glazunova (RUS) ranked second and Madis Abel – Aleksandra Galkina (EST) ranked third. The new Asian Pacific Standard Champions, Qiu Yuming – Wei Liying (CHN) ranked fourth. The winners of World Open Latin were Armen Tsaturyan – Svetlana Gudyno (RUS). Andrey Gusev – Vera Bondareva (RUS) ranked second, Jakub Lipowski – Diandra-Aniela Illes (POL) third, and the new Asian Pacific Latin Champions, Yan Bangbang – Du Yujun (CHN) fourth.

WDSF World Open event was also held in Copenhagen (DEN). World Open Latin on Saturday turned out well for the reigning Ten Dance World Champions, Konstantin Gorodilov – Dominika Bergmannova (EST), who won the tight competition before Guillem Pascual – Rosa Carne (ESP) and Malthe Brinch Rohde – Sandra Sorensen (DEN). The home crowd was pleased to see Danish couples reaching the podium on both competitions, as the World Open Standard turned out well for Dmitri Kolobov – Signe Busk (DEN), who won the competition before the two Russian couples, Igor Kruglov – Ekaterina Kazmirchuk (RUS) and Evgeny Sveridonov – Angelina Barkova (RUS).

The two WDSF International Open events were held in Bucharest (ROU) and in Kaunas (LTU). In Bucharest, the both disciplines were won by the Romanian couples as the International Open Latin winners were Mihai-Vlad Paraschiv – Irina Elena Tudorache (ROU) and the International Open Standard winners were Marco Sirocchi – Dora Kilin (ROU). In Kaunas, the both disciplines were won by the Lithuanian couples as the International Open Standard winners were Vaidotas Lacitis – Veronika Golodneva (LTU) and the International Open Latin winners were Jokubas Venckus – Migle Klupsaite (LTU).

WDSF Open winners from last week in Adult age group in other events were: David Ovsievitch – Katarina Stefkova (GER) and Nikita Anikeev – Elina Kokotova (RUS) in the event hosted by Trnava (SVK), and Alexandr Rodygin – Alexandra Chinenkova (RUS) and Rinat Sunitulin – Maria Peregudova (ALB) in the event hosted by Nizhny Novgorod (RUS). In addition to the events in Slovakia and Russian Federation, Les Roquetes, Barcelona (ESP) hosted a WDSF Open event in Youth and Senior III age groups.

Many congratulations to the Continental Champions, medalists, and winners and finalists of all the events of last week!

The WDSF Continental Championships are continuing already next weekend, when it’s time for the 2019 WDSF European Championship Standard and WDSF European Cup Latin in Salaspils (LAT). The WDSF Communications Team will be there on site, and will update the Live Blog, Social Media channels and DanceSportTotal YouTube channel from Friday to Sunday. The event will be available live on Flodance.

2019 WRRC World Cup Rock'n'Roll Juniors China (c) SZdance