Students from HSE Perm became World’s Vice Champions in Dancesport
The Latin category of the World DanceSport Federation World Championship took place in December 2014 in Bremen, Germany. Duet Ensemble, which included students from HSE Perm took home the silver medal.
Eighteen teams from ten countries participated in the championship, including Perm athletes, the Duet Ensemble supervised by Olga and Valeria Sirinova. The members of the ensemble are Marina Malinina, 4th-year student of Economics, Anastasia Kulbeda, 2nd-year student of Management, and Veronika Lisser, 3rd-year student of Economics. The trainers are Svetlana Kulbeda and Natalia Ivanova.
The dancers from Perm won in a close contest with the another Russian team, Vera, from Tyumen, but lost to the home team, an ensemble from Bremen. Duet scored 37.2 points from 40.
Marina Malinina shared her impressions of the championship: ‘This was an incredible moment in our lives, which we’ll remember forever. The impressions and emotions are inexpressible; we were overwhelmed with happiness. It was very surprising that our team had supporters not only from Russia, but from all over the world. We’d been working towards this result for a long time, we’d spent a lot of effort, time, blood, sweat and tears, but today all that is forgotten! The main thing is the result, and we’re all delighted with it’.
Duet Ensemble dancing at the World Championship in Bremen: