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Tokyo Star Couples 06/03/2012

Face-Off in Tokyo

It was anticipated already for the 2011 GrandSlam Finals in December: the first encounter between reigning World Champions Valeri - Kehlet, DEN, and their predecessors Ferruggia - Koehler, GER, after the Moscow World Standard. It didn't happen then!

But it could happen next Sunday, 11 March, during the first GrandSlam Standard leg in Tokyo.

Keiji Ukai, the WDSF Presidium Member from Japan, just forwarded the list of "star" couples - those dispensed from dancing the first rounds based on their world rankings - for the Standard and Latin competitions (below). If the announced post-Moscow face-off does happen, you will first find out in the "Live from Tokyo" blog!

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1

Benedetto FERRUGGIA

Claudia KOEHLER

Germany

2

Emanuel VALERI

Tania KEHLET

Denmark

3

Dmitry ZHARKOV

Olga KULIKOVA

Russia

4

Sergey KONOVALTSEV

Olga KONOVALTSEV

Russia

5

Simone SEGATORI

Annette SUDOL

Germany

9

Evgeny MOSHENIN

Genny FAVERO

Italy

11

Bjorn BITSCH

Ashli WILLIAMSON

Denmark

20

Valentin LUSIN

Renata BUSHEEVA

Germany

24

Martin DVORAK

Zuzana SILHANOVA

Czech

25

Pasquale NUDO

Yulia SAYKINA

Italy

27

Simone CARABELLESE

Lucia CAFAGNA

Italy

31

Anton SKURATOV

Alena UEHLIN

Germany

34

Paul LORENZ

Ekaterina LEONOVA

Germany

48

Pasquale FARINA

Sofie KOBORG

Denmark

Latin

2

Gabrielle GOFFREDO

Anna MATUS

Moldova

3

Andrey GUSEV

Elizaveta CHEREVICHNAYA

Russia

4

Timur IMAMETDINOV

Ekaterina NIKOLAEVA

Russia

5

Aniello LANGELLA

Khrystina MOSHENSKA

Italy

7

Andrey KISELEV

Anastasia SELIVANOVA

Russia

8

Yury SIMACHEV

Anastasia KLOKOTOVA

Russia

9

Armen TCATURIAN

Svetlana GUDYNO

Russia

10

Martino ZANIBELLATO

Michelle AUBLDTRUP

Denmark

11

Marius-Andrei BALAN

Nina BEZZUBOVA

Germany

13

Vitaly PANTELEEV

Daria GLUKHOVA

Russia

15

Damir HALUZAN

Anna MASHCHYTS

Slovenia

16

Zufar ZARIPOV

Anna TSCHEMODOUROVA

Austria

18

Sergey TATARENKO

Victoria TATARENKO

Germany

20

Umberto GAUDINO

Louise HEISE

Denmark

22

Joel LOPEZ

Kristina BESPECHNOVA

Spain

34

Sergey GUSEV

Anastasia USOLTSEVA

Luxembourg

45

Denis POPOV

Daria RIZHONINA

Russia