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Magazine » March April 2012 Issue » WDSF World Latin Championships

WDSF World Latin Championships

Jean Stoddard
Date Published:
March 1, 2012

Rouen, France, once the setting for medieval battles between France and England, became a battleground once again on Dec. 10—this time for the WDSF World Senior I Latin Championship.

Two couples represented the United States. Irsan Tisnabudi and Cami Fleharty along with Tom Chu and Olga Rogachevskaya traveled to the historic city of Rouen, France to compete against other senior world contenders.

Forty-six couples from around the world, the top two competitors from each country, demonstrated their Latin capabilities to adjudicators. Couples were eliminated as they danced through three rounds and a final. Tisnabudi and Fleharty finished ranking 30, while Chu and Rogachevskaya finished ranking 33.

Gwénaël Lavigne and Stéphanie Godet, representing France, became the 2011 WDSF World Senior I Latin champions.