New World DanceSport Federation president Shawn Tay's mission is to make major Games breakthrough

Shawn Tay runs the Shawn and Gladys Dance Academy at Bras Basah Complex with his wife Gladys.
Shawn Tay runs the Shawn and Gladys Dance Academy at Bras Basah Complex with his wife Gladys.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

SINGAPORE - He remembers sitting next to a member of the International Olympic Council (IOC) at the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Grand Slam Latin in Moscow last month, and the questions that were posed to him made his jaw drop.

Shawn Tay was appointed the first Singaporean president of the WDSF on Nov 17 in Vienna, rising through the organisation since the 1980s and serving as vice-president before given the top post.

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