2018 WDSF European Latin Debrecen | HUN
12 May 2018Subscribe now
This European Latin is the third competition after the dominators over the past three years, Moldovans Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, decided to move on to the Professional Division, leaving their likely successors to slug it out between them. Going on ranks accrued over time and an ability to occasionally, very occasionally, defeat the Moldovans at their own game, one would have had to consider the Russian couple Armen Tsaturyan - Svertlana Gudyno as their heir apparent. The 2017 GrandSlam Final was the first head-to-head for first between the Russians and the second couple staking out a claim to be legitimate successors too: Marius-Andrei Balan and Khrystyna Moshenska, GER. Indeed, the Germans defeated the Russians narrowly in Shanghai, CHN, last December. But in March of this year, the fortunes turned at the GrandSlam in Helsinki, FIN. There, the margin separating the Russian winners from the German runners-up was less than one point.