Otlile Mabuse wins the Golden Crown of Bad Pyrmont
From the glamorous setting of the historical palace garden of Bad Pyrmont the NDR transmitted live the World Cup of the Professionals Latin. 24 couples from 14 nations had been travelling half the world in parts to take part in this competition. Not much after midnight the winner was announced: Vitali Panteleev/Angelina Nechkhaeva from Russia won the championships in front of Juri Kagan/Anastasia Selivanova from Estland. The bronze medal went to Saverio Loria/Zeudi Zanetti, who represented Italy, in front of their compatriots Daniele Sargenti/Uliana Fomenko. The long journey from China had been worth it for Hou Yao/Zhuang Ting, who were happy about their participation in the final and the 5th place. Very happy were as well Marius Iepure/Otlile Mabuse from Nuremberg, who could reach the final of a World Cup for the first time in their still young professional career.
Otlile Mabuse could win the traditional audience price, the " Golden Crown of Bad Pyrmont", for the second time and was crowned by the Director of the tourist board of Bad Pyrmont, Maik Fischer, queen of the night.
1. Vitaly Panteleev/Angelina Nechkhaeva, Russia
2. Juri Kagan/Anastasia Selivanova, Estland
3. Saverio Loria/Zeudi Zanetti, Italy
4. Daniele Sargenti/Uliana Fomenko, Italy
5. Hou Yao/Zhuang Ting, China
6. Marius Cristian Iepure/Otlile Mabuse, Nuremberg, Germany
by Sonja Schäufler Uhr