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)

Information about Euskalgym Rhythmic Gymnastics Gala 2019


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.


Current World All-Around Champion, Dina Averina


Dina Averina (RUS)

World Champion in Ribbon in 2017, Aleksandra Soldatova


Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Bronze medallist in European Championships 2018, Katsiaryna Halkina


Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

Current Vice World Champion, Arina Averina


Arina Averina (RUS)


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


Linoy Ashram

Current World Champion in Hoop, Ekaterina Selezneva


Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

Current Junior World Champion, Lala Kramarenko


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


Current World Team Bronze Medallist, Anastasiia Salos and Alina Harnasko


Alina Harnasko (BLR)


Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

Facts about Dina and Arina Averina


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…


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.


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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Dina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Grand Prix Thiais 2019 Official Trainings: Photos


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Dina Averina (RUS)


Daria Trubnikova (RUS)


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Dina Averina (RUS)


Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)


Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)


Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)


Krystina Pohranychna (UKR)




Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)


Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)





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Valeriya Yuzvyak (UKR)


Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)


Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

Dina and Arina Averina will represent Russia in European Championships Guadalajara 2018


Arina Averina (RUS)

According to Russian Sports Press, Dina and Arina Averina entered the preliminary team of Russia at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, which will be held the first weekend of June in Spain.
The deadline for applications from the National Federations expired on May 4th. World Cup Guadalajara is the framework to place face to face Arina Averina and Aleksandra Soldatova, since it was clear that Dina Averina deserves to go to European Championships.

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 30.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)

Russian press confirms that finaly is Arina who will take the position with her sister Dina.

Last European Championships were held in Budapest and became the first major start for the 19-year-old Averina sisters at a high level. Dina won gold in team competition and in exercises with hoop and ribbon and silver in the exercise with clubs. Arina Averina also got gold medals: team competition and clubs and ball.

In the other hand, Aleksandra Soldatova got second place this weekend in Guadalajara WC just behind Linoy Ashram (ISR) and ahead Arina Averina (RUS)

World Championships Pesaro 2017: All-Around Final Photos

Dina Averina from Russia became the 2017 World All-Around champion, just ahead of her identical twin sister Arina Averina who finished with silver. Averina twins have been nearly untouchable in all over this season.

The fight for the bronze medal was between a few gymnasts, but Linoy Ashram from Israel finished third. Just a small bobble with a club, but really clean routines all over. She edged Katsiaryna Halkina’s from Belarus and Kaho Minagawa from Japan, who were close to the podium. Between the top 6 was also Laura Zeng from USA who got the highest score ever for an American Gymnast in an All-Around Final.

Longines Prize of Elegance went for Alexandra Agiurgiuculese from Italy (who finished in 8th position). Her teammate Milena Baldassarri received the Alina Kabaeva award (FIG Ambassador).

All pictures by Ulrich Fassbender for Rhythmic-Gymnastics.info

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Alina Harnasko (BLR)


Kaho Minagawa (JPN)


Linoy Ashram (ISR)


Neviana Vladinova (BUL)


Dina Arina (RUS) with Irina Viner-Usmanova



Arina Averina (RUS)

Irina Viner-Usmanova’s interview about Averina Twins after European Championships 2017

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Dina Averina (RUS)

The European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships of 2017 were pretty successful for Russian gymnasts, especialy to Dina and Arina Averina. “Their ticket to the 2017 World Championships is secured” – said Irina Viner-Usmanova, head of the All-Russian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Dina Averina won two gold medals at the European Championships in Budapest with a hoop and ribbon. Her twin, Arina Averina became the first with clubs and a ball.

“We got very seriously prepared for this championship, the Olympic cycle is over and we won all the highest awards at the Olympics.” Unfortunately, Yana Kudryavtseva and Rita Mamun, retired. A new generation is coming: Dina and Arina Averina and Sasha Soldatova, who already performed at the world championships. The twins were just in shock today since they won two gold medals each. Today they won a place in the world championships, according to the sports principle”- since Irina Viner-Usmanova.


Arina Averina (RUS)

Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships Budapest 2017: Official Trainings Photos II

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Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

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Katrin Taseva (BUL)


Liubov Cherkashyna (BLR)


Katrin Taseva (BUL)


Junior Group Belarus


Bulgarian Junior Group

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Arina Averina (RUS)


Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

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Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

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Jouki Tikkanen (FIN)

Interview to Dina and Arina Averina after Grand Prix Moscow 2017

Dina and Arina Averina were two shining stars last weekend in Grand Prix Moscow. Dina won gold in All-Around competition and Arina, bronze medal.

Averina’s coach, Vera Shatalina is very proud of their performances since we have a different new code this year. “I am glad everything went well.”

Vera fell in love at first sight when she saw Averina twins. They were really virtuous. “Back in time, we received a call from their first coach in Nizhniy Novgorod, saying that the girls were ready for a proffesional gymnastics career. I loved how they are being demanding to themselve. I trust and love them so much. It is very rare to see this relationship between gymnast and coach.”

Dina and Arina, tell us about your personal life:

We really love gymnastics. But sometimes we even don’t have time for going out. There is no energy left for that. Sometimes we go to the cinema with our friends.

Does the friendship exist in Rhythmic Gymnastics?:

Of course it does exist. We are in touch with former gymnasts such as Alina Kabaeva, Evgeniya Kanaeva and Margarita Mamun. We even shared trainings with Kanaeva and Mamun.

How does it feel when you become a star?

Fans ask us for selfies, autographs and photographs. We like it so much.

Vera Nikolaevna Shatalina, how is the relationship between these twins?

Twins in rhythmic gymnastics is a phenomenon. They have a strong connection with each other. Today Dina was upset and asked me “why Arina didn’t take gold?”. I have never seen such a love like that. Irina Viner-Usmanova also says it is really incredible.

Do you have short or long term goals?

We are not setting up goals. We never plan too far. Everything can happen in sports: injuries, difficult times

Vera Nikolaevna Shatalina, what are their weaknesses?

They don’t have weaknesses, they have just to compete to each other.


Source: RG Details