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  • The fifth World title for Dmitry and Olga

    Another page was written to the history books, as Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova (RUS) secured their fifth World title, and the first one in WDSF Professional Division in Leipzig on Saturday.

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Zharkov-Kulikova and Untu-Baryshnikova continue to reign 21/10/2019

2019 WDSF PD World Championship Standard Final | © Gaby Michel-Schuck

Dmitry Zharkov – Olga Kulikova (RUS) continued to reign convincingly in Leipzig on Saturday. Again they broke all records, as the 2019 WDSF PD World Championship Standard marked them the fifth World title in five years, and the first one in WDSF Professional Division. The outstanding scores over 39.2 points in each dance were awarded to the couple, and the last dance, Quickstep, earned them close to the perfect scores, 39.6 out of maximum 40.

The same trio took over the podium as in the European Championship a week ago. Nikolay Darin – Natalia Seredina (MDA) won the silver medals and Andrey Motyl – Ekaterina Kim (RUS) won the bronze medals. The ambiance both in the spectator stands and on the dance floor kept growing towards the end, and by the look of scores Quickstep turned out to be the best dance for all couples in top three.

Zhao Peng – Wang Qi (CHN) ranked fourth, Eros Sciamanna – Anna Angelika Jaglinska (POL) ranked fifth, and Alessandro Ilarioni – Aurora Sbardella (ITA) ranked sixth.

2019 WDSF European Championship Youth Standard QF | © Roland
In Kyiv (UKR), the 2019 WDSF World Championship Youth Ten Dance gave us a glimpse of how another page on the history book is in the making. Vladislav Untu – Polina Baryshnikova (MDA) have won all the three European Youth titles (Standard, Latin, Ten Dance) this year and the couple continued their strong year by winning the World Championship Youth Ten Dance title aswell. With two more World title events to go, the couple is going strongly towards the historical six out of six titles in 2019.

German Pugachev - Ariadna Tishova (RUS) won the silver medals and Karolis Burneikis - Izabele Sekaite (LTU) won the bronze.

In non-title events, the two WDSF World Open Latin winners of the week were Edgar Marcos Borjas – Alina Nowak (POL) in Amsterdam-Almere (NED) and Alexandru Miculescu Ionut – Andra Pacurar (ROU) in Kyiv (UKR). The WDSF World Open Standard winners were Madis Abel - Aleksandra Galkina (EST) in Amsterdam-Almere and Marco Sirocchi - Kilin Dora (ROU) in Kyiv.

The two WDSF International Open Latin winners of the week were Lars Olav Eltervaag - Paraskevi Zygouri (NOR) in Trencin (SVK), and Konstantin Gorodilov - Dominika Bergmannova (EST) in Prienai (LTU). The WDSF International Open Standard winners were Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite (LTU) in Prienai and Matej Stec - Elena Popova (SVK) in Trencin.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, also of the WDSF Open competitions! It is again the start of a GrandSlam week, and this year the World Championship Ten Dance is included in the programme in Moscow (RUS). World Cups in Rock’n’Roll and Boogie Woogie are also taking place on Saturday, which means it will be another busy week in DanceSport!

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