“We were only focussed on ourselves and then only know whether we have delivered a top performance ourselves,” Yulia Dreier explained afterwards, “so we don’t get to see how the competition is doing. This time they were simply more relaxed and completely ignored the fact that the title was at stake. They danced only for themselves and simply gave their best. The negative thoughts of the last three years, when they kept missing gold, were blown away this time. “The audience pushed us and carried us from the first moment,” Kasilov explained the regained looseness, which was rewarded with the second title after 2017. For Dreier it was already the sixth championship title; she won four times earlier with her Bernese partner Mark Stalder.
The duel for bronze was secured by David Büchel/Flavia Landolfi relatively clearly ahead of Federico Antonini/Benedetta Castaldi. They finished third four times, only just in the Quickstep did they have to let the DUZ pair push them down to fourth place.