Competition schedule announced for wheelchair dance Worlds

Two days packed with dance across singles and couples events will take place in Rome, Italy, from Saturday. 05 Nov 2015
A wheelchair dancer is held aloft during a dance

Barbara Samperl and Klemen Pirman won two competitions at an IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport competition in Hasselt, Belgium.


IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport has announced the competition schedule for the 2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships which get underway in Rome, Italy, on Saturday (7 November).

Proceedings will get underway just after lunchtime with the athletes’ parade as part of the Opening Ceremony, where IPC Governing Board Member Miguel Sagarra will officially open the Championships.

The action at the Bocciodromo then starts immediately with the combi Latin class 1 and 2 and will be followed by the duo standard class 1 and 2.

The evening will begin in style with the women’s single class 1 and 2, which will see the first world champions crowned since the discipline was introduced in 2014.

The men will then take to the floor for the single freestyle class 2, before the couples return to centre stage for the combi freestyle class 1.

Sunday (8 November) will begin with the combi freestyle class 2, before the men’s single class 1 and 2 rounds off the individual medal events.

The combi standard class 1 and 2 is next up where all eyes will be on the host country’s Susanna Spugnoli and new partner Francesco Galuppo. Spugnoli will try to defend the combi standard class 2 silver medal she won in 2013 with Sebastian Mureddu.

The duo Latin will then light up the dance floor for a spectacular finish to the Championships.

Around 150 dancers from 25 countries will compete for world titles between 7-8 November, including a World Championships debut for Hungary.