Lomianki 2021: De Asis shines with four golds

Ukraine tops the podium with eight victories during a two-day action at the Polish Para Dance Sport Open 11 Oct 2021
A woman dressed up in a cat performs in a wheelchair during a Para dance sport competition
Edelyn de Asis of the Philippines won four golds including one in the junior competition during the Polish Para Dance Sport Open in Lomianki.
ⒸJacek Reda
By World Para Dance Sport

Edelyn de Asis of the Philippines was in fine form winning four gold medals at the Polish Para Dance Sport Open held in the city of Lomianki, Poland during the weekend (9-10 October).

The rising star topped the podium in three single and one duo events. De Asis defeated Bonn 2019 World Championships gold medallist Olena Chynka from Ukraine in the women’s single freestyle 2 and single conventional 2 events.

She proved her domination in the single events winning another gold in the rising junior competition.

Together with her compatriot Julius Obero, de Asis won the fourth gold in Lomianki on Sunday in the duo freestyle 2 event.

Ukraine’s Illona Slugovyna and Valeriy Bevzyuk also triumphed in four events each at the latest edition of the Polish Open. They won two titles together in the duo standard 1 and duo freestyle 1 events.

Slugovyna celebrated another gold on Sunday together with Andrii Myronchuk in the combl latin 1, while Bevzyuk paired with Veronika Pedchenko to triumph in the combi freestyle 1 event.

They opened the programme at the Polish Open on Saturday with a win in the single conventional 1 events.

Otarbayev returns with two silvers

Ukraine was the most successful nation during a two-day competition in Lomianki winning eight golds in senior events, while the Philippines took home six victories.

Besides the two mentioned countries, the Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) Maksim Sedakov also shone with two golds won on Saturday in the men’s single conventional 2 and single freestyle 2 events.

Kazakhstan’s Ardak Otarbayev returned to the sport after a two-year absence and took home two silver medals in the men’s single conventional 1 and single freestyle 1 events.

Israel left Lomianki with four medals including one gold won by Tomer Margalit in the women’s single freestyle 1 event.

Polish Open in Lomianki was organised following the comprehensive health and safety protocols due to the pandemic.

First scheduled for late June last year, the Polish Para Dance Sport Open was postponed to a later date in 2021 with 55 female and 40 male athletes from 15 countries over three continents competing in Lomianki.

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