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2018 WDSF GrandSlam Standard Rimini I ITV w. Glukhov & Glazunova

Sep 17, 2018

Nine years after a GrandSlam was held in Rimini, ITA, for the first and last time until 2018, the premier Series in DanceSport returned to the Adriatic resort town. This time with both disciplines and - as the Italians say - "allo grande." At an imposing venue, in the "Blue Arena" at the Rimini Fair, the 92 Standard couples outdid themselves in a setting that looked every bit as perfect as those seen on "Dancing with the Stars." The top two couples in the GrandSlam Ranking would be able to confirm that Rimini as a DanceSport destination has evolved much since 2009. That was the year they finished 14th (Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova) and 21st (Francesco Galuppo and Debora Pancini). But so have they! After an inspired final, Dmitry and Olga were able to celebrate their ninth GrandSlam victory in succession - in total they have 16 - and they are looking forward to dance in Stuttgart, GER, next for number ten. The first runners-up were Francesco and Debora, putting in another high-scoring performance after their last exploit in Taipei City. Second runners-up were Alexey Glukhov - Anastasia Glazunova, RUS, who made the third podium of their career. A 6-camera production in High Definition covering the decisive stages of the GrandSlam Standard Rimini. With full graphics but without commentary. The programme is made up of four parts: the full-length semi-final, interviews with the finalists, the full-length final and interviews with the medallists. Approximately 90-minutes running time. The quarterfinal and an in-depth interview with Alexey Glukhov - Anastasia Glazunova are the two bonus features. Produced by the WDSF Communications team in collaboration with the host broadcaster Ivan Gatti Productions and the Italian DanceSport Federation. Music by Casa musica