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A Look Back at the Weekend 08/07/2019

2019 European Championship Standard Salaspils | © Helmut Roland

Wuppertal, Germany, hosted one of the largest DanceSport events in Germany. The three-day event was highlighted by the WDSF World Open Latin on Saturday and the WDSF World Open Standard on Sunday. The event included also WDSF Open Standard and Latin competitions for all the age groups from Under 21 to Senior IV. The total number of starts in all WDSF competitions during the three days was 1000.

Marius-Andrei Balan – Khrystyna Moshenska (GER) returned to the German soil and repeated their last year win of the World Open Latin. The scores in the final show they dominated the competition from start to finish. The runners-up were Anton Aldaev – Natalia Polukhina (RUS) who ranked second, and Winson Tam – Anastasia Novikova (CAN) who ranked third.

On Sunday, the Estonians Madis Abel – Aleksandra Galkina secured their win over the Germans Tomas Fainsil – Violetta Posmetnaya and the Danes Pasquale Farina – Sofie Koborg. The most interesting result can be found on the fifth place, which was tied between Winson Tam – Anastasia Novikova (CAN) and Yuan Shaoyang – Qi Chongxuan (CHN) as both couples received exactly the same final scores, 172.668 in the final.

Batumi, Georgia, hosted a WDSF International Open Latin on Sunday. Artyom Liaskovsky – Ksenia Zaputriaeva (ISR) secured their win by winning all five dances in the final. Rati Gachechiladze - Karyna Lysenko (GEO) ranked second and Ilya Beloborodov - Victoria Kochkina (RUS) ranked third. The WDSF Youth Open Latin winners were Otar Tsiklauri - Mariam Megrelidze (GEO) and the WDSF Open Ten Dance were won by Viacheslav Golubkov - Alyona Prikhodko (KAZ).

After this two-event weekend were are heading to Rimini, Italy, where the 2019 WDSF GrandSlam Series continues on Saturday and Sunday. Campionati Italiani is already running at Fiera di Rimini with many disciplines having their competitions at the same venue, filling the seaside resort with dance, talent and joy. WDSF Communications Team will be there reporting live later this week!