Lomianki 2024 attracts fantastic field of Para dancers

05/06/2024

The Lomianki 2024 Para Dance Sport International will get underway on Saturday (7 June) with 74 dancers from 15 countries preparing to take to the dance floor in Poland. Amongst a strong field of competitors aiming for the podium are a series of world and European medallists from Genoa 2023 and Prague 2022, respectively. Included […]

The Lomianki 2024 Para Dance Sport International will get underway on Saturday (7 June) with 74 dancers from 15 countries preparing to take to the dance floor in Poland.

Amongst a strong field of competitors aiming for the podium are a series of world and European medallists from Genoa 2023 and Prague 2022, respectively.

Included in that number are Pawel Karpinski and Magdalena Matusiak, the hosts star prospects alongside Michal Ciok and Katarzyna Nowokunska.

Karpinski and Matusiak are the World Championships bronze and European silver medallists in the duo Latin class 2. In the singles, Karpinski grabbed regional silver in the class 2 in 2022.

Ciok and Nowokunska also shone at the 2022 Euros, taking second in the combi freestyle class 2.

Ukraine are sending a strong team to Poland. Olena Chynka is the single women’s conventional class 2 title holder who is only one part of a top-class group.

Ivan Sivak is the men’s equivalent silver medallist from Genoa 2023 as well as the single freestyle. His pairing with Olena Dankevych in the combi Latin class 2 led him to the top at the 2022 European Championships.

Ilona Slugovyna and Snizhana Kernychna, with partner Volodymyr Kernychnyi, are also firmly amongst the ones to watch as European medallists.

Israel’s Margalit Tomer is the women’s single class 1 European vice-champion and will defend her Lomianki gold from 2023. Alongside teammate Halaf Orel, Tomer also won the European combi Latin title in 2022.

South Korea also have strong medal prospects this weekend. Youngho Lee and Chaeyoung Son are the combi Latin class 1 Worlds silver medallists. Lee also won bronze with Hye-Jeong Jang in the duo freestyle class 1 in Genoa.

A great competition can be expected in the women’s singles class 2 as Belgium’s Sofie Cox and Austria’s Sanja Vukasinovic, the respective European silver and bronze medallists, line-up.

Competition gets underway at the Lomianki 2024 Para Dance Sport International on Saturday with the men’s and women’s singles class 1 and 2 as well as the duo Latin class 1 and 2, duo standard class 1 and 2.

Lomianki 2024 will also feature a demonstration powerchair class for men and women.

Sunday will feature the men’s and women’s single freestyle class 1 and 2, the duo and combi freestyle class 1 and 2 and the duo standard class 1 and 2.

Follow @paradancesport for updates throughout the weekend.