Tone Merete Nyhagen
17 March 1963
|Died||28 December 2015 52)(aged|
|Occupation||Sport dancer and world champion|
Tone Merete Nyhagen (17 March 1963 – 28 December 2015) was a Norwegian sport dancer and world champion.
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Nyhagen danced with Knut Sæborg and the pair became World and European Champions in Latin American dance in both 1987 and in 1988. They finished third in the 1986 World Cup and second in the European Championships the same year. In 1986, Nyhagen and Sæborg became European champions in 10-dance.
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This page lists the official World Champions and the countries they represented in the Professional 10-Dance of the World Dance Council (WDC). The championships are authorized and organized under the auspices of the WDC.
After winning the World Cup in 1987, Nyhagen and Sæborg were awarded the gold medal. For this achievement the pair were awarded the Aftenposten Gold Medal.The couple became professional in 1989.
The Aftenposten Gold Medal is one of the highest awards that are awarded within Norwegian sport. The Gold Medal was instituted in 1933 by Sport magazine. The following year, in 1934, it was taken over by Morgenbladet, and named Morgenbladet gold medal.
Nyhagen worked as an international judge in dance.
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