China sweeps the dance floor on Day One

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Liang Yujie (proper)and Shen Hong carry out the inaugural Asian Video games dance sport occasion in Guangzhou on Saturday, Nov 13, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

GUANGZHOU – China swept the dance ground Saturday, successful all 5 gold medals on the primary day of the inaugural Asian Video games dance sport occasion.

These finals had been like no different in Guangzhou, that includes frothy robes, dramatic showmanship and miles of false eyelashes. From the dreamy waltz to the smoldering paso doble, the practically sellout crowd at Zengcheng Gymnasium chanted “Go China!” each time their rivals took the ground.

“The nice and cozy cheers from the spectators in addition to the directions from the coaches inspired us. We did not need to allow them to down,” mentioned Liang Yujie, who with accomplice Shen Hong took the highest spot in waltz and tango. “We carried out in addition to we did in our every day practices.”

Japan and South Korea completed second or third in every of the occasions. They included the waltz, quickstep, gradual fox-trot, tango and Latin 5 dances, an occasion that mixes samba, cha cha cha, rumba, paso doble and jive.

Liang and Shen set a milestone for China because the gold medal they received within the Tango competitors was China’s 1000th gold medal because the nation debuted on the Asian Video games in 1974.

The Asian Video games is the largest stage but for dance sport, which proponents hope will someday be included on the Olympics. Like its closest Olympic cousin, the Winter Video games’ determine skating, the game combines athleticism with technical expertise and artistry.

Zhang Baiyu was a sparkplug within the Latin occasion, giving the group energetic shoulder shimmies, high-speed spins and playful interactions along with her accomplice Shi Lei.

Lei Ying wore a costume coated in yellow and purple feathers for her jazzy fox-trot with Wu Zhian, whereas Yang Chao and Tang Yiling confirmed off sharp footwork of their vigorous quickstep.

Although she missed out on a medal within the Latin 5 dances, Kazakhstan’s Khristina Ivolgina completely embodied the sultry type, swiveling her hips and gyrating suggestively in a ruffled sizzling pink costume with facet cutouts.