Congratulations to Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk and Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir for their wonderful results at the 2012 WDC Ballroom World Championships in Paris, France!

Marat and Alina followed their 8th place showing at the World Championships a few weeks back, with a 3rd place at the Disney Cup Professional Ballroom Championships with amazing dancing and results that put them ahead of highly ranked couples:

1 Andrea Ghigiarelli & Sara Andracchio (England) 44 F
2 Yang Chao & Tan Yi Ling (China) 40 F
3 Marat Gimaev & Alina Basyuk (U.S.A.) 24 F
4 Warren & Kristi Boyce (England) 39 F
5 Andrea & Iveta Pauryte Faraci (U.S.A.) 13 F
6 Eldor Dazhafarov & Anna Sazhina (Azerbaijan) 42 F

Andrei and Asta also enjoyed their fair share of success on the evening, by placing 4th at the Disney Cup Professional Latin Championships and only placing behind world finalists on the evening:

1 Sergey Surkov & Melia (Russia) 52 F
2 Maurizio Vescovo & Andra Vaidilaite (Canada) 65 F
3 Andrej Skufca & Melinda (Slovenia) 16 F
4 Andrei Kazlouski & Asta Sigvaldadottir (USA) 64 F
5 Alessandro Camerotto & Nancy Berti (Italy) 13 F
6 Przemek Lowicki & Martina Markova (Poland) 45 F