Romania’s Paul Moldovan and Cristina Tatar (Dance Art Targu Mures) won the dance sport world title in the Latin Youth section of the WDSF World Championship in Beijing, Agerpres informs. This is the first gold medal that Romania wins at a dance sport world championship. Paul Moldovan and Cristina Tatar topped the rankings, followed by Russia’s Efanin Artem/Anastasia Kornilova and Germany’s Maxim Stepanov and Viktoria Kostantinova. Another Romanian pair – Alexandru Miculescu and Andra Pacurar – finished on 11th place in the 66-pair table. Paul Moldovan (19) stated that the title comes after intense work: “It’s a very big satisfaction for us. We worked enormously to win this title and we are very proud for what we have accomplished. We thank all those that helped us, all those that stood by our side.” Adrian Nedelcu, general secretary of the Romanian Dance Sport Federation, stated for Agerpres that the result was predictable because Paul and Cristina top the world rankings: “We expected this result because this pair registered extraordinary results in the last 2 years and they were first in the world rankings. In August they won the bronze medal at the European Championship. The two can be seen by Bucharest fans in the Romanian Cup taking place on October 6-7 at Rapid Hall.” The two are trained by Katalin and Marton Somodi. Starting in 2013 Paul Moldovan and Cristina Tatar will move on to the adult age group (19-34 years).