Dancer dazzles Sun City

Rudi Bowe

Namibian Dancer dazzled their way in to history as they won 32 medals on their debut in an international dancing competition during the Rumba in the Jungle competition that was held at Sun City, South Africa.

Fourteen of the 15 dancers amassed 14 golds, 13 silvers and 15 bronze during the three-day com-petition in which 16 countries were represented. Christelle Mostert led the way with a gold in the Latin American solo section on Friday, followed by silver for Janu-Mari Coetzee and bronze for Christie Mostert in the line dance sections. Juanita Visser also won a bronze medal in the same discipline but different age category, with Gilbert Schiebler bagging a silver and Frieda Haufiku securing gold. The following day saw competition in ballroom, in which Kari Rabie received a first place trophy in her category, while Nadine Birch recorded second place on the podium, and two third-place finishes. Luca Coffee won one first-place trophy and another for finishing third, with Gaby Coffee recording first and second place in her events.
In Sunday’s Latin American dance results, Christelle Mostert won silver in the Latin American professional section solo. Nadine Birch collected three medals for placing first, second and third on the podium in her routines, while Kari Rabie got one first and two second-place medals. Gilbert Schiebler scored 88% on the way to winning his professional showcase, as Frieda Haufiku earned second place with 86% in her equivalent. Luca Coffee was in imperious form, securing two first places, one second and third spots apiece, while namesake Gaby Coffee managed a second-place finish. Juanita Visser (2x first place trophies), Amanda Hugo (3x second place trophies and 1x third place trophy), Vernon Sawyers (1x first place trophy), and Bertie van der Merwe (1x first place and 1x silver) all reached the podium for Namibia.

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