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Brigitte Kröll and Werner Kaiser win gold in wheelchair dance in Serbia

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Werner and Kröll’s trophy. Image credit: Brigitte Kröll

Last night at the 2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport Serbian Open Championships, Vienna Rolli-Dancedream’s Brigitte Kröll and  Werner Kaiser won gold in the Latin Class 2 event. The couple are scheduled to compete in the duo Latin and standard class 2 events at this competition.

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Both took up the sport in 2010, after originally having competed on the club level in wheelchair basketball.  When Kröll considered making the switch, she asked Kaiser if he would consider trying it with her.   She might have taken up the sport earlier, but it was not offered in her city before that.  Last season, the pair finished with a ranking of the top 5 in the world.  They have limited experience at the World Championships, only having competed in 2013, where they finished seventh in the standard class 2 event, and tenth in the Latin Class 2 event.

 

 

The event wraps up later today.  Dancers from Austria, Slovenia, Ukraine and Russia  are all taking part.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2529 Articles)
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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