Couples shine at World Tango Finals in Buenos Aires

STORY: Argentine couples swept the grand prize in both categories. Patagonian couple Cynthia Palacios and Sebastian Bolivar snatched the Ballroom first prize while Constanza Vieyto and Ricardo Astrada, from the city of Pergamino, won in Stage Style.

After performing one last time with Palacios as winners, Bolivar told Reuters that dancing and winning in the championship was a longtime dream of his.

Argentina's Culture Ministry announced that over 20,000 spectators attended to see the event live in one of Buenos Aire’s main avenues.

The event is the first full festival since the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year foreign contestants took part via Zoom.