Lomianki 2019: Ivan Sivak shows his class ahead of Worlds

Ukrainian takes two golds at last competition before Bonn 2019 10 Oct 2019
male Para dancer Ivan Sivak raises his arms in a wheelchair
Ivan Sivak claimed his first European singles gold at Lomianki 2018
ⒸJacek Reda
By World Para Dance Sport

Ukrainian world champion Ivan Sivak was in top form as he secured two golds in the men’s 1/2 category at the Polish Para Dance Sport Open held in the city of Lomianki between 4 and 6 October.

The 38-year-old showed his class with just weeks away from the Opening Ceremony of the World Championships in Bonn, Germany, on 29 November.

Sivak is looking to win his sixth World title later this year. At the last edition of the Worlds in Malle, Belgium, in 2017, he had claimed gold in the single freestyle 2 and bronze in single class 2. His main challenger in Bonn will be home crowd favourite Erik Machens, who sealed two silvers at the Polish Open.

Belgium’s Sofie Cox was another standout dancer in Lomianki, also claiming two golds in the women’s singles and singles freestyle 2 events.

She was followed by Austria’s Sanja Vukasinovis on both occasions, in what appears to be another interesting head-to-head going into Bonn 2019.

Natalia Chekhonatska took golds in women’s singles and duo freestyle combi 1. In the latter event, Chekhonatsha paired with Pavlo Illiushkin to give Ukraine another title at the Polish Open.

The hosts celebrated a 1-2 in the duo freestyle combi 2, with Nadine Kinczel and Piotr Iwanicki coming in first ahead of Bloch Katarzyna and Marek Zaborowski. 

Full results are available on World Para Dance Sport’s website.