CEBU, Philippines — Top athletes around the world are expected to join the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Cebu Open 2018 and 10th Dancesport Sa Sugbu this Saturday at the Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino.
Leading the cast of contenders are Timur Imametdinov and Nina Bezzubova of Germany, who are ranked among the top three dancesport athletes in the world. Their most recent wins include champions in the Adult Latin category in Krasnodar, Russia last April 14; champions in the Adult Latin category in Berlin, Germany last April 1; and champions and in the Adult Latin category in Cambrils, Spain on March 31.
Among the Asian athletes are Japan’s Hideaki Kishi and Shiho Tanaka, Ohkubo Toshiya and Yoshimura Haruka, and Masashi Sato and Mikki Toyuyama; Korea’s Hochng Lee and Yerim Oh, Jongmiin Park and Jisu Kim; Vietnam’s Nguyen Mich Truang Doon and Nguyen Nha Uyen Trang.
Interesting to note is the entry of athletes from Mongolia, Ganbahtar Temuuleon and Buyandelger, Enkhjargal and Munkhbasren Byambascren, Gabaajar Bilguun and Tsatsral Inkhjin, Bayanunich Bazarsad and Enkhee Anujin, Ganchululun Tengis and Badagerel Solonggo.
Over 600 athletes set to converge with DanceSport athletes from the Philippines coming from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The WDSF Cebu Open 2018 and 10th Dancesport Sa Sugbu cover 19 categories that include two special categories include the University/School Teacher & Student Event and the Corporate Event. The University category is organized by the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI).
Other categories are as follows: Juvenile 3 (11 years old and below) Closed Syllabus, Juvenile 5 (11 years old and below) Closed Syllabus, Junior 3 (between 12 years old to 15 years old), Junior 5 (between 12 years old to 15 years old), Youth 3 (between 16 years old to 18 years old), Youth 5 (between 16 years old to 18 years old), Special Event I-3 Dance (student must be 39 years old and below), Special Event II-3 Dance (student must be 40 years old and above), Special Event II-4 Dance (student must be 40 years old and above), Special Event II-5 Dance (student must be 40 years old and above), Senior I-3 Dance (one partner must be 35 years old and the other 30 years old), Senior I-5 Dance (one partner must be 35 years old and the other 30 years old), Senior II-2 Dance (one partner must be 45 years old and the other 40 years old), Adult 3 Dance, Adult 4 Dance, ADSF Asian Open and WDSF Open.
Each category includes the Latin and Standard disciplines. The Latin Discipline covers ChaChaCha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive whereas the Standard Discipline covers the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep. (FREEMAN)
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