DanceSport found its second qualifier for The World Games 2021 for the discipline at the beginning of September. The 2019 WDSF World Championship in Latin was organised in Moscow, Russia.
Armen Tsaturyan & Svetlana Gudyno (RUS) have been winning one competition after another since the beginning of 2018, and the trend continued also in Moscow. In front of their home-town crowd, families and friends, they secured their second World Title. The couple has also won four European Championship titles. It looks like their tickets to Birmingham are soon secured!
WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier also recently concluded, and the best teams, Mexico and Canada, qualified for The World Games 2021. The qualifications continue in the other upcoming Regional Qualifiers.
Aikido, which is not part of the programme of The World Games 2021, took part in the World Martial Arts Masterships in Korea. They held an Aikido seminar conducted by the IAF Ambassador, Shihan Christian Tissier 8 Dan, and a complex demonstration session. The Aikido team consisted of athletes from 16 countries.
The Aikido demonstration session, called Embukai, started with a demonstration offered by the Korea Aikido Federation. The IAF team presented the demonstrations in several sections: 1) Basic techniques, 2) Advanced techniques, 3) Weapons and 4) Experts.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 15-25 July 2021. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in the Games.