Broken neck can’t stop GTA dancers from winning salsa world cup

Toronto Dancers Winning Salsa World Cup

Toronto Dancers Winning Salsa World Cup

Coach Vanesa Stay said Novoselova and Quaresma “pushed harder” than other dancers so they could overcome adversity and defend their salsa title. (CBC News)

The pair missed their Pan Am performance, but picked up where they left off as soon as Novoselova’s neck brace came off. They had three months to prepare for the next World Cup, while other pairs had a full year.”For Daria being able to dance and even for Rob to be able to see her dance after what happened and all that guilt feelings and stuff, it is what really pushed them harder than anybody else,” their coach, Vanesa Stay, owner of Latin Energy, told CBC News.In December, Novoselova and Quaresma travelled to Miami to defend their title.”So many things going through my mind,” Novoselova said. “First of all, I was very happy and grateful to be there to be dancing again doing what I love most.” When they were announced as winners and defending champions, they burst into tears.”It was like, ‘we did it, we did it,’

” Quaresma said. “It’s the craziest relief. We reached our goal. It’s the best feeling.”Despite their success, the two haven’t decided whether to go for a three-peat.

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