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Argentine couple wins the salon tango World Cup final

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:30

Argentines German Ballejo and Magdalena Gutierrez took first place in the salon tango category of the 2017 Tango World Cup. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Argentines German Ballejo and Magdalena Gutierrez brought home on Tuesday (August 22) the first place trophy in the salon, or pisto, tango category of the 2017 Tango World Cup. "The road is infinite, whether there is public recognition or not, to continue growing, continue dancing and continue enjoying," said Gutierrez. "I think that it's worth it. It is an experience that is worth it. It is a challenge and it always makes you grow." The soulful, dramatic dance at Buenos Aires' Luna Park stadium is a highlight of the annual festival that celebrates the traditional song and dance of the South American nation. Buenos Aires natives Ballejo and Gutierrez won with 9.450 points awarded by the seven-member jury while Jose Luis Salvo and Carla Rossi, also from Buenos Aires, took second place. Almost 500 couples entered the competition and and 41 reached the final in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. The winners received a $60,000 USD prize and a trip to Paris.

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Argentine couple wins the salon tango World Cup final

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:30