The Washington Post | 8/30/2011 7:00:00 PM
Colombian pair emerge winners of salon tango category at World Tango Championships
August 29--A couple from Colombia were declared winners of the salon dancing category of the World Tango Championships on Monday night, edging out a Venezuelan pair following an unprecedented tie in the final round.
Diego Benavidez Hernandez and Natasha Agudelo Arboleda were the first Colombians to win the category at the tango competition, which this year drew about 400 couples from around the globe.
A jury of seven experts picked them over John Erban and Clarissa Sanchez from Venezuela after a danceoff between the two pairs. The couple finished the final round tied for first among 40 couples.
“It’s a dream. You think it is impossible to achieve, but this is proof that it can,” Arboleda said after receiving the first prize of $7,500.
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