Lomianki 2021: Stars line-up ready for Poland

World champions and defending Polish Open champions ready to get back to Lomianki from 9 to 10 October 08 Oct 2021
A woman in a white and gold dress dancing in a wheelchair with right arm raised
Ukraine's Bonn 2019 world champion Olena Chynka will compete in the women's single freestyle 2 event in Lomianki on Saturday (9 October)
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By World Para Dance Sport

After a two-year break, Polish Para Dance Sport Open competition in Lomianki, Poland is ready to get back on track from 9 to 10 October.

First scheduled for late June last year, the Polish Open was postponed to a later date in 2021 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

With 55 female and 40 male athletes from 15 countries over three continents, the competition in Lomianki is set to be a very strong and competitive one.

“The World Para dance sport community is very happy to go back to Poland after two years and see so many athletes and teams joining it,” said Camila Rodrigues, World Para Dance Sport Manager.

“The Local Organising Committee (LOC) is a traditional and experienced organiser and we are looking forward to the weekend,” added Rodrigues.

Single events will take place on Saturday (9 October) together with the growing junior competition after a small opening ceremony starting at 10:00 am (CEST time). Combi and duo events are reserved for Sunday (10 October) starting at the same time as the programme on Sunday.

World champion coming to Lomianki

A star-studded line-up will participate in Lomianki with Belgium’s Sofie Cox defending two titles in the women’s single and single freestyle 2 events.

Cox will go up against Austria’s Sanja Vukasinovic who ended up in second place on both occasions in 2019.

Ukraine’s Natalia Chekhonatska took golds in women’s single and duo freestyle combi 1 two years ago. In the latter event, she paired with Pavlo Illiushkin. This year, Chekhonatska will look to retain her title only in the single event.

Chekhonatska’s compatriot Olena Chynka is another name worth highlighting. She is the Bonn 2019 World Championships gold medallist in the women’s single freestyle 2 event.

Chynka will have a busy schedule on Saturday competing in the women’s single conventional 2 as well.

This year’s Polish Open in Lomianki will be organised following the comprehensive health and safety protocols due to the pandemic.

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