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
Rhythmic Gymnastics is a very emotive sport: isnt’t it? Gymnasts are rivals but they are also best friends. We all even can see the good relationship between coaches and their gymnast such as Amina Zaripova and Margarita Mamun, Ireesha Blohina and Anna Rizatdinova or Aleksandra Soldatova and Anna Dyachenko-Shumilova.
An example of friends are rivals are Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun. They are happy for each other no matter what.
Amina Zaripova was one of the top gymnasts from Russia on 90’s. And now, she is coach of an Olympic Champion. Amina support Rita since she was a junior gymnast. She is always really sweet with her gymnasts.
Russian twins Dina and Arina Averina always support each other . We can say they are almost the whole day, even in competitions, together.
Dina and Arina Averina are two rhythmic gymnasts from Zavolzhye, Russia. They are the most popular twins in rhythmic gymnastics nowadays and have followers all around the world. Since 2011 these twins compete under Russian flag. Last year, in 2014 both competed in Senior Level including tournaments in Russia, Lisbon and Budapest.
Arina and Dina live now in Moscow, both training in Novogorsk as members of the National Team of Russia.