Facts about Dina and Arina Averina Part II



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”


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.”


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.


Arina Averina (RUS)

10 best Rhythmic Gymnastics exercises in 2018

We are in the end of the season 2018 and most of the gymnasts are already on the way of 2019 season. Next year will be pretty intense since it is the previous season of Olympic year.

These are some of the examples of the best exercises of the year:

Bulgaria Senior Group 5 Hoops

Bulgarian senior group are European and World Champions in 5 hoops in 2018.

Dina Averina Ball

Dina is currently the World Champion in Ball

Linoy Ashram Hoop

This extremely difficult exercise is one of the best routines of the year

Italy 3 balls and 2 ropes

“The eye of the tiger” will made history as one of the most powerful exercises ever

Alexandra Agiurgiuculese Ball

The Italian gymnast won the bronze medal at World Championships in 2018

Boryana Kaleyn Ball

Boryana is the new rising star from Bulgaria

Milena Baldasarri Ribbon

Milena is the silver medalist of World Championships in 2018.

Katsiaryna Halkina Ball

Katya is the European Bronze medalist in All-Around competition

Neviana Vladinova ball

Neviana is back to competirion after a tough injury.

Vlada Nikolchenko Hoop

Ukraine’s Vlada Nikolchenko who has just turned 16 is currently top 1 in team Ukraine

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Make-Up


Yanika Vartlaan (UKR)

Foundation, eye shadows, powder, blush… Gymnasts always wear beautiful make-up during competitions.

The style depends on the choices of the gymnast, since there is no regulation about make-up for competitions. In Aesthetic Gymnastics, make-up has become relevant as a way of expression.

Some of them choose natural make up such as Anna Rizatdinova or heavy smoky eyes such as Yanika Vartlaan. Even a cosmetics brand, GOSH cosmetics, is promoting Belarusian team. Spanish former gymnast, Almudena Cid, filmed a tutorial about Rhythmic Gymnastics Makeup.

Russian team is including in their summer camps make-up lessons.

The Ukrainian smokey eye


Yanika Vartlaan and Vlada Nikolchenko are inspired on Tamara Yerofeeva’s early 00’s smokey dark make-up. You can do a similar effect using this Urban Decay “Naked Smoky”


The Eyeliner

This item makes your eyes look bigger. You can draw it with a pencil eyeliner or a liquid one. Kat Von D “Tattoo liner”, is very precise.


Carolina Rodriguez (ESP)


Red Lips

As simple as that. If you don’t want to wear heavy makeup, this lipstick colour has to be on your basics. This one by MAC “Russian red” is one of the most sold lipsticks all around the world.

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)

Blue tones

Silviya Miteva and Katsiaryna Halkina use a cast of blue tones on their eyes. Another example of palette that suits these colours is a limited edition HUDA BEAUTY “Sapphire Obsessions” Eyeshadow palette.



10 Most Amazing Rhythmic Gymnastics starting positions

Rhythmic Gymnastics routines are not only exercises with apparatus difficulty. There is also artristy on them. The gymnasts could act during their routine with elements that have no value but, on the other hand, they give artistic sense to their routines. These are some examples:


Maria Petrova from Bulgaria. This could be one of the most famous starting positions in Rhythmic Gymnastics history and one of Maria’s most original routines.


Katrin Taseva (BUL) starts and ends her 2018 ball routine with this curious position.


Viktoriya Mazur (UKR) started this lovely ball routine with the ball between her foot.


Alina Kabaeva (RUS), who introduced contortion elements to rhythmic gymnastics at the end of 90’s.


Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) began 2013 season with this suggestive ball starting position.

Elizabeth Paysieva (BUL) starting her rope routine showing her back flexibility skills.


Anna Bessonova (UKR) started her dramatic “Avrora” hoop routine holding the hoop between her wrists.

Viktoria Shynkarenko (UKR) deep look to judges.


Silviya Miteva (BUL) holding the ball on her arms.

154DCE28-E599-4C61-88FF-81330280750A.jpegTamara Yerofeeva (UKR) starting with a balance that continued with a tourlent.


Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards

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Dina Averina (RUS)

Leotard is a skin-tight one-piece garment that covers the torso but leaves the legs wore by gymnasts. Some of them are also covering legs and they are called “unitards”.

Since 2001, COP allows leotards with or without skirts and unitards (since 1993) . The skirt should fall down on the hips and “tutu shape” is forbidden. Its length should not go lower than the pelvis. Tights are also allowed. Since a few years ago, leotards can be embroidered with sequins, glitter, feathers and Swarovski stones.

Leotards designers may find their inspiration on fashion runways.  Karina Kuznetsova wore a leotard inspired in Valentino’s original gown, Yana Kudryavtseva worn a ball leotard which was an inspiration on an iconic design by Dior Couture.

One of the most finest leotards atelier is “Lana”, located in Moscow, Russia. They sew leotards for international Rhythmic Gymnastics stars such as Arina and Dina Averina, Aleksandra Soldatova, Yanika Vartlaan and Kseniya Moustafaeva.

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35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 31.08.2017

Leotard worn by World Champion Dina Averina (RUS). Available for renting.


Yanika Vartlaan (UKR) wearing a leotard designed and sew by Lana’s atelier


Caption of Lana’s atelier detailed handmade


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Each leotard represents a storie. For example, Polina Shamatko has an exercise with music of Shchedrin “Russian Fairytale”. This leotard is hadmade painted. The leotard is inspired in Russian folklore.

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Rental conditions

They give a swimsuit for a 100% guarantee of cost, from which 10% of the cost of a swimsuit is deducted once the leotards is returned back up to 7 calendar days. This is usually enough even for going to international competitions.

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Over the Limit: Margarita Mamun’s documentary


Margarita Mamun (RUS)

“Over the Limit” is about the story of Margarita Mamun, the Olympic Champion in 2016. This documentary paints an intimate portrait of a gymnast who can only reach success in her career if she gives up everything else. Its director is Marta Prus, a young film director from Poland. She was a gymnast and a ballerina. She also studied contemporary dance. Gymnastics became a part of her and that’s why she chose this sport as the main theme of the film.

“I wanted to make a film about Russian gymnasts because they’ve been unrivalled for years”

She was inspired both in rhythmic gymnastics and Russia.

“I grew up with a sense of Russia being a great country with limited freedoms. In Over the Limit, I wanted to talk about what freedom there is like today”.


Irina Viner- Usmanova

Irina Viner-Usmanova is the head coach of Rhythmic Gymnastics in Russia. Currently, she is married to a billionare man in Russia. Marta Prus, met Irina Viner during Moscow Grand Prix in 2013. Viner wasn’t interested in talking to the director, not to mention being filmed. A week later, Marta travelled to the Novogorsk training centre for Olympic athletes in a suburb of Moscow. Prus lied to the soldier in the badge and told him she had a meeting with Viner.

She tried to convince Irina at Novogorsk but she was adamant. Irina Viner yelled at the woman that let “the stranger” walk in the hall. In that moment, Marta knew then that she would make this movie. After some competitions following Irina, she let this project start.

“Gymnasts in Russia are stars, wearing Gucci and riding in expensive cars. They’re worshipped in Russia, living a celebrity life of luxury and fame.”

A few scenes into the film, were interrupted after Irina Usmanova first watched it. She was upset because she was filmed telling a gymnast she was a piece of shit. But it was already too late. It was censored in Russia with “beep sounds” but in Amsterdam, it was screened without any censorship.

This short film named Marta Prus one of the ‘10 Europeans to watch in 2018’.


Source: Culture Poland. Translated from Polish by WK.



Rhythmic Gymnastics Camp with Belarusian Stars



Minsk (Belarus) will held an International Rhythmic Gymnastics Camp for the first time. It is a great chance for training with Olympians, World and European Champions from Belarus. Former gymnast, Aleksandra Narkevich (World and European Medalist, Silver Olympic Medalist in London 2012) is the main organizer of this event.

Gymnasts could register in two different stages: from 5th to 9th of June or from 13th to 17th of June.


Gymnasts could have the opportunity to meet and learn from Rhythmic Gymnastics stars from Belarus (Olympians), Aleksandra Narkevich and Kseniia Sankovich and Yuliya Bichun.

Participants can take part from 2011 of birth. You can send your questions by e-mail: rg.minskcamp@mail.ru


Phone Contact: 80296802510 – 80297777346 


Sports Muscle Analysis: starring Spanish Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Team


What is an athlete true physical state before competing? “The techrace” muscular analysis reveals all.

Prior to any important competition it is essential to know athlete’s physical state. This information could help coaches to provide them information about the athlete’s needs and of course, to prevent injuries. The Spanish Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics team carried out this test just two months before Olympic Games in Rio, where they won Silver medal.

“It is very difficult to guess in which physical state we are. We could have sensations: sometimes we could feel tired and with pain” – Alejandra Quereda (ESP)

At the University of Castilla La Mancha in Toledo, the Spanish Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior Group were ready to go under four specific tests in preparation for Olympic Games. This tests are really important to know how athletes (physically) 60 days before Olympic Games. The first test which is called “Dexa” indicates the muscle, fat and water within the body. The next step, focuses on coordination, visual awareness and reaction speed. All is esential to reach the most complicated choreographies.

The third test, TMG, helps to prevent injuries since it says in which condition the muscle is. The fourth test, the jump test which allows coaches to see the explosive force.  They can measure the vertical force, velocity, jump height and power.

Rhythmic Gymnastics combines elements of ballet and gymnastics. Group competition was incorporated in 1996 (Olympic Games Atlanta). But during Olympic Games not everything comes down to the condition of the body. The mind also plays a crucial role.

Source: Olympic  Channel

Rhythmic Gymnastics Sisters

Recently in our Facebook page, we posted about Mother and Daughters who both were gymnasts. Following the family topic, here are some examples of rhythmic gymnasts who are sisters.

Dina and Arina Averina

The most popular twins in the history of Rhythmic Gymnastics are Dina and Arina Averina, who had a huge bunch of fans all around the world since they were children. They are currently competing as National Team of Russia


Dina and Arina Averina (RUS)

Bárbara González and Lara González

Bárbara and Lara represented Spain with National Senior Group. After her life as a gymnast, Bárbara continued her career as a model.


Lara and Bárbara González (ESP)

Galina and Vladislava Tancheva

These twins competed for Bulgaria with Senior Group and are Olympians.


Galina and Vladislava Tancheva (BUL)

Loukia and Chrystalleni Trikomiti

Loukia and Chrystalleni shared their love for gymnastics. Her mother, is also rhythmic gymnastics judge.


Olga and Viktoria Bogdanova

Both sisters from Estonia compete against each other in National Championships.


Olga and Viktoria Bogdanova (EST)

Olga and Elena Romanshenko

Maybe you have heard more of Elena since she was one of the gymnasts of Russian Senior Group back in 2013, but both are Master of Sports in Russia.


Olga and Elena Romanchenko (RUS)

Anna Rizatdinova’s Exclusive Website

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Olympic Bronze medalist and World Champion, Anna Rizatdinova has a brand new site, promoting a “dream body” workout. New Balance Ukraine gave Anna the opportunity to promote her image all around the world. This sports brand is also sponsoring Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team of Ukraine. The website includes exclusive content such as a interview to Anna just after Olympic Games.

What was the most emotional moment of your life?

Olympic Games in Rio: the moment I was standing on the podium realizing my dream has come true.

Who’s your favorite singer?

Lana del Rey and Sia

What’s your favorite apparatus?

Hoop. I became World Champion in Hoop in Kiev World Championships in 2013.

Who’s your inspiration in life?

Michael Jackson: People who is dedicated to their work and are passionated about what they do.

How many hours do you train per day?

I work 6 days a week from 9 am to 7 pm. Sunday is my day off

Anna Rizatdinova

Which is the most beautiful city you have visited?

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

Who is your favorite designer?

Tom Ford

You’re workout in 3 words:

Passion, Discipline and Faith

What drives you in your life?

Faith and motivation


Source: annarizatdinova.com