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A good day for the six Russian couples 16/12/2019

2019 WDSF World Championship ShowDance Standard, Khrzhanovskiy - Lykhina (RUS) | © Roland

Moscow (RUS) hosted the 2019 WDSF World Championship ShowDance Standard and ShowDance Latin on Saturday. Both Championships were dominated by the Russian couples, as they were awarded a double victory in both events.

The ShowDance Standard World title went to Semen Khrzhanovskiy - Elizaveta Lykhina (RUS), the silver medals were handed out to Dmitry Pleshkov - Anastasia Kulbeda (RUS), and the bronze medals to Matej Stec - Elena Popova (SVK). The 2019 WDSF World ShowDance Latin Champions are Fedor Poliansky - Dina Akhmetgareeva (RUS). The second place was awarded to Anton Aldaev - Natalia Polukhina (RUS), and the third place for Artur Balandin – Anna Salita (GER).

Riga (LAT) hosted the 2019 WDSF World Championship Junior II Standard on Saturday. Completing a very successful year with another World title, Kirill Kurbatov - Alexandra Revel-Muroz (RUS) won their third World title of the year (previously they have won the World Championships in Latin and Ten Dance, too). Butnaru Luca Teodor - Bidica Julia Denisa (ROU) won the silver medals, and Danila Zhuravlev - Daria Titkova (RUS) won the bronze.

The WDSF World Open Standard winners of the weekend were Daniil Ulanov – Kateryna Isakovych (CYP) in Paphos (CYP), and Edgars Linis – Eliza Ancane (LAT) in Riga (LAT). The WDSF World Open Latin winners were Stefan Grigore – Laura Filipescu (ROU) in Paphos (CYP).

The WDSF International Open Standard winners of the weekend were Yahor Boldysh - Irina Averina (MDA) in Moscow (RUS), and Dmitri Kolobov – Signe Busk (DEN) in Dubai (UAE). The WDSF International Open Latin winners were Konstantin Astafev - Maria Potemkina (AZE) in Moscow, Artem Semerenko - Valeriya Kachalko (KGZ) in Dubai, and Maksym Kravchenko - Paula Kukute (LAT) in Riga.

Alessandro Ilarioni – Aurora Sbardella (ITA) won the WDSF PD Open Standard, and Marts Smolko – Tina Bazykina (LAT) won the WDSF PD Open Latin in Dubai.

Congratulations to the World Champions, runners-up, and the winners of the non-title events!

The holiday season is approaching, but there is one more event remaining before winding up the year. Miami (USA) will host a WDSF World Open (New Series) event next weekend, and with that event year 2019 will be completed.