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Austria wins 5 medals at 2016 IPC WDS Kazakhstan Open

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Sanja Vukasinovic, Diethard Govekar, Petra Huber, Brigitte Kröll, Kerstin Govekar, Roland E. Lipovits and Werner Kaiser at the airport in Vienna. Image credit: Austrian Wheelchairdancesportteam

The 2016 IPC WDS Kazakhstan Open wrapped up last night in Asana, with Austria finishing with an impressive 5 total medals, 3 silver and 2 bronzes.

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Vienna Rolli-Dancedream’s Werner Kaiser and Brigitte Kröll finished second in the Duo Lwd 1 + 2 Latin event behind a Russian pair. WheelChairDancers Salzburg’s Sanja Vukasionvic won silver in the Single Women Lwd 1 + 2 Freestyle event.

On the opening day of competition, Sanja Vukasinovic won bronze in the women’s single event. Austrian teammate Brigitte Kröll finished seventh in the same event in a field fifteen deep. Robert Pleininger finished with bronze in the men’s singe competition in a 14 deep field.   Brigitte Kröll and Werner Kaiser won silver in the standard duo event in a competition featuring 12 pairs, only missing out on gold to the Russians.

The competition officially opened the start of the 2016 wheelchair dance season.

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Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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