Come join the 52nd Viennese Waltz Championships at the Austrian Open Championships 2018!
3.000 Fans were celebrating the new World Champions Goffredo/Matus
On Friday, November 20th, the Austrian Open Championships 2015 were officially opened. 2.000 couples from 55 nations were nominated for the 19 competitions and two World Championships. The AOC 2015 started with the Vienna Waltz competition in which the austrian couple Vasily Kirin and Ekaterina Prozorova danced to gold. In front of more then 3.000 enthusiastic fans, Gabriel Goffredo and Anna Matus were celebrating after they have reached gold at the WDSF World Championship Latin on Saturday. Vadim Garbuzov/Kathrin Menzinger closed the Austrian Open Championships with their phenomenal performance to „Fifty Shades of Grey“. After gold at the World Championship Showdance Latin, they are now also World Champion Showdance Standard.
It was one of the most successful finals ever seen. The former World Champions Nino Langella/Khrystyna Moshenksa were not dancing together any more as well as some other successful couples. Experts as well as officials and fans were not able to say who will be the favourite for the World Championship Latin.
In the final the moldavian couple Gabriel Goffredo/Anna Matus performed best and won Gold for the very first time. Anna Matus: „It was a tough championship. We were able to get better and better during the competition. We stil can´t believe that we are World Champion.“
In the WDSF World Open Standard competition Simone Segatori/Annette Sudol won another title in Austria after the World Championship 2014. The austrian couple Vasily Kirin/ Ekaterina Prozorova reached rank three, after their victory in the Vienna Waltz competition on Friday.
On the last day of the Austrian Open Championships, the host celebrated two gold medals. Hofer/Westermayer danced to gold at the WDSF Rising Star Standard competition. The highlight of the last day was the WDSF World Championship PD Showdance Standard. With their performance to „Fifty Shades of Grey“ Vadim Garbuzov and Kathrin Menzinger got 42 points in total and were ranked number 1. They are now World Champions Showdance Latin and Standard.
22nd Austrian Open Championships
WDSF World Championship Latin
WDSF PD World Championship Showdance Standard
20th to 22nd November 2015 at the Multiversum Schwechat