Facts about Dina and Arina Averina Part II

 

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Dina Averina (RUS)

It is already known by rhythmic gymnastics fans that the most popular twins in RG, Dina and Arina Averina are also best friends and rivals.

“We have a sixth sense. Our thoughts are the same many times. For example, we can just look to each other and understand what we want, without sharing a single word”

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Arina Averina (RUS)

“We are already used to people asking our parents how to distinguish us. Our coaches and close friends are very good at distinguishing us. If you stay with us more than a week you could be able to find the differences between us. But actually, we are very different.”

“My new nickname is small dynamite!” – says Dina. “If I have a goal, I set myself and focus on how can I reach it. On the other hand, Arina is tender and calm.”

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Arina Averina (RUS)

“When I am in competition, I don’t think about winning a medal. I just focus in a good performance. Of course, I get goosebumps sometimes.” – said Dina.

Just after Arina’s performance with clubs in World Championships Baku, Dina approached Arisha at the Kiss and Cry zone really happy. They looked at each other and both started crying at the same time.

“It was a mix of joy and fatigue. We couldn’t stop ourselves. I cried because of her. I can’t watch her crying, I automatically had the same feeling. I could not hold back the tears”- confirmed Dina.

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Dina Averina (RUS)

“I was injured during European Games. I was very worried and I remember that I was watching the live streaming. Every minute I was refreshing the website, reading fan’s commentaries during Dina’s performance. Sometimes we could not be together. We need to know that we must know to compete alone.” – said Arina.

Arina and Dina will have new exercises for 2020 that will include higher difficulty, as Dina confirmed in an interview for Olympic Chanel.

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Interview to Natalia Garcia Timofeeva

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Natalia García (ESP)

Natalia Garcia has been for 9 years one of the most important Rhythmic Gymnast in Spain and now, she is fighting for the qualification to Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. In April 2020, four individual gymnasts could have the chance to qualify to Olympics in four different World Cup Competitions. In addition, another European gymnast, could also qualify in the next European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine.

This is my last opportunity. In case I could compete in Tokyo, this would be for sure my last competition. I have been a gymnast for years and after Olympic Games is the best time to finish my career as a gymnast.

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Natalia García 8ESP)

“I train between six and eight hours a day: we go to the gym, we have ballet and stretching sessions and also we practice with hoop, ball, ribbon and clubs. For the next season our coach and I were focusing about a new clubs exercise, but we are also thinking about a new ribbon routine.”

 

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Natalia García (ESP)

She performs elements that are quite rare elements and this is because of her charisma. She wants to attract attention from the judges and of course, the audience. In 2017 she underwent surgery (hip injury) and she had to stop doing gymnast for almost a year.  Now she feels ready for the new season.

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Natalia García (ESP)

 

Euskalgym 2019 : Portraits

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Alexandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

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Ekaterina Galkina (BLR)

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Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR)

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Dina Averina and Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Linoy Ashram (ISR)

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Laura Traets and Erika Zafirova (BUL)

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Polina Berezina (ESP)

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Laura Traets (BUL)

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Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

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Milena Baldassarri and Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

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Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

Information about Euskalgym Rhythmic Gymnastics Gala 2019

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Euskalgym is a unique show held in Bilbao, Dpain where the best gymnasts in the world are reunited for a magic spectacle. It is a tribute to gymnastics, designed for the delight of fans of this sport, elevated to the art category. Euskalgym is a massive event for the public to enjoy discovering the spectacular nature of gymnastics.

The event is held on BEC Arena, a huge exhibition area in Barakaldo which can seat up to 20.000 people.

Euskalgym started 14 years back in Basque Country, Spain as a small event for local gymnasts. In the last edition in 2018, more than 8300 spectactors crowded BEC Arena. This year, more than 6000 tickets were sold out in less than four hours. Curretly, tickets are sold out.

Save the date! 16th of November 2019 at BEC Arena, Bilbao.

Participants:

Current World All-Around Champion, Dina Averina

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Dina Averina (RUS)

World Champion in Ribbon in 2017, Aleksandra Soldatova

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Bronze medallist in European Championships 2018, Katsiaryna Halkina

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

Current Vice World Champion, Arina Averina

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Arina Averina (RUS)

 

Current World Championships Bronze in All-Around Competition Medallist, Linoy Ashram

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Linoy Ashram

Current World Champion in Hoop, Ekaterina Selezneva

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

Current Junior World Champion, Lala Kramarenko

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

Current World Bronze Medallist in ball and ribbon, Boryana Kaleyn

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Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

Ukrainian Senior National Team
Member, Honoured Master of Sports International Class, Yeva Meleshchuk

The Bulgarian “Golden Girls” Senior Bulgarian Team

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Current World Team Bronze Medallist, Anastasiia Salos and Alina Harnasko

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Alina Harnasko (BLR)

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Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Training Camp in Ibiza with Russian Coach L. Dmitrova

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Russian honored coach, Lyudmila Dmitrova organizes in beautiful island of Ibiza, Spain, an exclusive Summer Training Camp. High level coaches from the Russian Federation and a ballerina/ballet teacher will also participate in this training camp. This is an unique opportunity to train with a RG stars coach. Dmitrova was a choreographer for gymnasts like Alina Kabaeva, Aleksandra Soldatova, Natalia Lipovskaya, Julia Barsukova, Olga Kapranova and Eugenia Kanaeva, among others. She also worked for National Spanish Team in 2002. During this camp, your routines can be analyzed by her. The minimum age to participate is 7 years old. Coaches are also welcome.

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Location

Santa Eulalia, Ibiza (Spain).

Schedule

From 10 am to 1 pm and from 4pm to 8 pm

Fees

The prices depends on the age and level of the gymnast.

Contact

lucy@rsgworld.net

Dates

From 28th of July to 30th of August

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Natalia Lipkovskaya (RUS)

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Alina Kabaeva (RUS)

Facts about Dina and Arina Averina

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Dina and Arina Averina are the most popular twins in Rhythmic Gymnastics and they are currently World and European Champions. These are some facts about them:

We started rhythmic gymnastics because of our sister, Polina

Dina and Arina Averina have an older sister, called Polina Averina, who was also a gymnast. Once, when she came back home, she showed to her sisters her new skills and the twins were interested on going also to gymnastics school. Nowadays Polina works as a coach in Dubai and is three years older than Dina and Arina.

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Dina and Arina were invited to live in Moscow and train in the National Sports Center, Novogorsk, because of their talent. They moved at the age of 13 years old. Their family continued living in Nizhny-Novgorod. In Novogorsk also live the gymnasts who compound the National Team, including groups, senior individual and junior individual gymnasts.

Our daily routine starts very early, at 7:30 am

They usually wake up at 7:30 am and have breakfast around 8:10 am. The next step is getting ready and work on the computer. This computer shows us our basal conditions to train. We have a break of two hours and then, we are back on training at 4 pm. They usually go to bed at 11 pm. In Novogorsk, the gymnast have the chance to visit the doctor, psychologist…

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Our main goal is to compete at Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020

They support each other in every single competition. If one of them doesn’t succeed, then it is up to the other to hold up the Russian flag. At the beginning of the year, the gymnast that place from 1st to 8th position make the National Team. Those who reach the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position, will go to Grand Prix Series. But it is the main coach (Irina Viner-Usmanova) who decides the gymnast that will compete in every single event. They have a weekly control training, who is directed by Irina Viner. She also chooses the music and the main composition of the routines.

Vera Shatalina is the coach of Dina and Arina Averina, who also has the help of the main choreographer of the team, Irina Zenovka. They discuss together, with the sisters, which music and elements could fit better with the routine.

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Dina Averina (RUS)

In some years they don’t want to be linked to gymnastics. They are not planning to become coaches either. Their main plan is to go to the University. They have really different points of view: Arina is more calmed and relaxed, while Dina has more strengh and nerve. Arina is the “angel”, while Dina is the “demon”

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Information About European Games Minsk 2019

From June 21 to June 30, 2019, the Republic of Belarus will become a host of the 2nd European Games, which are held every four years under the direction of the European Olympic Committees. Eight sports will become qualifying to the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.

Rhythmic Gymnastics competition will be at Minsk Arena from 22nd to 23rd of June. Just 12 athletes will compete in Minsk and due to UEG regulations just one gymnast of each country is allowed to compete.

Tickets: https://www.en.ticketpro.by/sport/rhythmic-gymnastics-and-acrobatics-22-june-2019/

Participants:

 

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Andreea Verdes (ROU)

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Zohra Aghamirova (AZE)

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Nicol Ruprecht (AUT)

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Fanny Pigniczky (HUN)

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Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

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Salome Pazhava (GEO)

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Linoy Ashram (ISR)

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

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Katrin Taseva (BUL)

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Eleni Kelaiditi (GRE)

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

 

Grand Prix Thiais 2019 Photos: Team Russia

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Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)

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Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)

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Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)

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Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Daria Trubnikova (RUS)

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Daria Trubnikova (RUS)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Irina Annenkova (RUS)

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Irina Annenkova (RUS)

10 Facts about Aleksandra Soldatova

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Aleksandra Soldatova is one of the most beloved gymnast of the world by the audience. Would you like to know some facts about her?

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“My idols are Alina Kabaeva and Aleksei Nemov”
Both are Russian gymnastics star: Alina is currently a politician and Nemov has his own gymnastics show.

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Aleksandra broke two teeth during trainings last week because of a club.

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She would choose a landscape as a holiday place. She loves the nature.

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She respects Dina and Arina Averina and thinks they are both very strong gymnasts.

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Sasha loves animals and, in fact, she lives with a cat.

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She shares a room in Novogorsk with Olympic Champion in 2016 in group, Vera Biryukova.

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She really appreciates her relationship with her coach, Anna Dyachenko (Shumilova).

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She is one of the Under Armour sports brand ambassadors in Russia.

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At the beggining of the season, she chose this black leotard for her hoop routine. Irina Viner advised her to choose another one instead of the black one since this was too dark.

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She tries to eat really healthy and avoids any kinds of fattening food and sweets, but she loves hot chocolate drink.

Ten most popular leotards on Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Bianka Panova (BUL)

Bianka Panova is one of the top five Bulgarian gymnasts of all the time. This leotard was simple and, at the same time, recreates the beauty of nature.

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Alina Kabaeva (RUS)

Two thousand and one was the first year that the code of points allow to sew a skirt on leotards. Alina Kabaeva surprised the audience with this sequined flower leotard for her folk clubs routine.

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Russians always want to innovate with the most expensive and original leotards. This jumpsuit worn by Dina Averina was one of the most originals ever seen.

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Almudena Cid (ESP)

Almudena Cid designed this leotard for her last ribbon routine called “Ave Fenix”. The story behind this leotard was about the retirement of Almudena.

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Spanish Senior Team

Olympic Champions in Atlanta 1996, were forced to wear this leotard, which suspiciously reminded the logo of a Spanish brand. This could cost their the Olympic Medal, since advertisments on leotards were forbidden.

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Melitina Staniouta (BLR)

Melitina’s flower leotard became really popular in 2009 and was an inspiration for many leotard designers.

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Evgeniya Kanaeva (RUS)

This leotard was made in exclusive for Olympic Champion, Evgeniya Kanaeva, in 2012. It has more than 7000 Swarovski stones on it.

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Anna Bessonova (UKR)

Anna was wearing this leotard which was inspired on Ukrainian traditional dance, called “Hopak”.

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Ekaterina Serebrianskaya (UKR)

At that time, she was wearing the most trendy leotards: this pink one and her legendary spots leo.

 

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

A beautiful Geisha made of crystal stones can be seen on this leotard.