Defending champions TU Xiao and DONG Dong of China failed to qualify for the final, as did their countrymen LIU Changxin and ZHOU Jie.
This meant that the 2017 world title was there for anyone to win.
And it took an impressive performance from Uladzislau HANCHAROU and Aleh RABTSAU to beat the magnificent routine from the British pair of Luke STRONG and Nathan BAILEY, who would have also have been deserved winners of the title.
Hancharou was 2nd in Odense in 2015 with partner Mikalai KAZAK.
In 2rd place is the Russian pair of Dmitrii USHAKOV and Andrey YUDIN.
The Odense 2015 bronze medallists Sebastien MARTINY and Allan MORANTE finished in 4th.