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  • The Night of The Legends

    It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • New President For FIDS

    The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | White Paper

    The members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport publish a "White Paper" that should serve as the basis to their discussions on and their efforts in improving integrity in DanceSport.

    22/10/2016 read more ...
  • Better Late Than Never

    At long last, the WDSF Communications team releases the second of its "My Very Best 2015" programmes: the Latin Edition. To say that it is merely a compilation of the very best Latin dancing during 2015 doesn't do it justice! It's more: it shows you the human side of it all!

    21/10/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 World Formation Standard

    The WDSF Sports Director advises the Member Bodies that the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation will take place in Pécs, HUN, on 4 December. Another major event saved in less than one week!

    21/10/2016 read more ...

The World Games 2009 Kaohsiung 26/07/2009

Avatar Whether it was DanceSport's biggest crowd ever at an indoor venue is still being determined. Fact is that more than 13,000 came to the Kaohsiung Arena to watch the world's best athletes in Latin and Rock 'n' Roll fight it out for the coveted World Games medals. "Sold Out" signs went up at the box office in the early afternoon of 25 July. Organizers, officials and - above all - the athletes were overwhelmed by the public's response. "We have never performed before so many people; that this was the most incredible competition for all the couples here is the merit of the spectators," said Jagoda Strukelj (SLO). "They made the event!" Together with her partner Jurij, Jagoda won silver in Latin. Alexey Silde and Anna Firstova from Russia won gold.

1. Alexey Silde/Anna Firstova, RUS (5)
2. Jurij Batagely/Jagoda Strukelj, SLO (10)
3. Gabriele Goffredo/Antonella Goffredo, ITA (15)
4. Timo Kulczak/Motshegetsi Mabuse, GER (20)
5. Marek Fiska/Kinga Jurecka, POL (25)
6. Jean-Philippe Milot/Laurence Bolduc, CAN (30)

In Rock 'n' Roll, the French couple composed of World Games 2005 Champion Christophe Payan and his new partner Kathy Richeta won gold, Ivan Yudin and Olga Sbitneva of Russia took silver, and their compatriots Ivan Klimov and Katrin Gazazyan settled for bronze.