Malle 2017: Yermain Fernandez out to defend title

Mexican dancer aiming for back to back golds at World Para Dance Sport Championships 29 Sep 2017
a male wheelchair dancer does a handstand

Malle 2017 will be Yermain Hernandez's chance to win back-to-back world titles

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Mexico are hopeful of landing gold through Yermain Fernandez at the World Para Dance Sport Championships, set to take place in Malle, Belgium, from 21-22 October.

The 22-year-old shone at the last edition of the World Championships in Rome, Italy, in 2015, winning the men’s singles freestyle class 2 event after delivering an outstanding performance. With less than a month to go until Malle 2017, he feels confident of repeating that feat.

“I need to execute my plan with confidence and expect my technical and choreographic work to go fine so that I can achieve the result I want,” said Fernandez, who will also compete in the combi freestyle class 2 event.

“It is all about performing in a good way on a physical, technical and emotional level. Together with my team, we are making a big effort to reach our top form.”

If there is any specific moment from past competitions Fernandez remembers the most is when he climbed onto the podium at Rome 2015.

“It is so great to feel that satisfaction the moment you are on the podium being given the gold medal for Mexico while your flag is being raised and your national anthem is being played,” he said.

“The World title in Rome meant that the hard work had paid off and I wanted to thank all those who have been supporting me along the way.

“In Malle, I want to win not just one event, but all events I am going to compete in.”