The two-time world champions, Julius Obero and Rhea Márquez, will return to the scene of their past triumphs in the Para Dance Sport World Championship and will lead a large Philippine contingent capable of winning the other divisions in the match that takes place in Ulsan, South Korea. from November 26 to November 28.
The Philippines team recently took home 19 medals – seven golds, four silvers and eight bronzes – from the 2021 Polish Open World Qualification Round in Lomianki, Poland, with all Filipino podium finishers advancing to the world championship. .
Obero and Márquez earned gold medals in the 2015 (Rome, Italy) and 2017 (Malle, Belgium) editions, and gained fame after performing at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games Para Games in Indonesia and reaching the semi-finals. from Pilipinas Got. Talent television show in the same year.
At the upcoming world championships, Obero and Márquez will join Edelyn de Asis, who captured four gold medals in Poland with victories in classes 2 female soloists, classes 1 and 2 junior, female soloists class 2 freestyle and the duo style. free class 2 with Obero. .
De Asís also got a silver with Shaquille Hanz Basan in the class 2 Latin combi won by Obero and Márquez in qualifying, which attracted 95 para-dancers from 15 countries.
The Philippines swept the medals in the Latin Class 2 combi and the Class 2 freestyle combi with Obero and Márquez taking gold. Jhona Pena and Filemon Baguio II claimed silver in the combi 2 class.
Joey Maglasang and Pena took gold in the standard class 2 duo, while Christian Apolonario and Anne Charlaine Santos won bronze medals in the class 2 Latin duo and class 2 freestyle duo.
Dancesport has become a constant gold mine for the Philippine team. At the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Filipino dancers won 10 golds.
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