World Championships Pesaro 2017 Exclusive Training Photos

 

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Beautiful city of Pesaro, which is a town and comune in the Italian region of the Marche, hosts 35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. More than 250 gymnasts from 53 nations all around the world are reunited this week in Italy. These are the first Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships for the brand new elected FIG president,  Morinari Watanabe. Pesaro was elected “Capital for Sport” this year and it is a reference point for Rhythmic Gymnastics. For nine years, this town hosts a World Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics stage that became one of the most famous.

Olympic Champion in 2004 and Rhythmic Gymnastics legend,  Alina Kabaeva, will be in Pesaro as Rhythmic Gymnastics Ambassador. The mission of the “Ambassador of Gymnastics” is to popularize and promote the sport at the international level. In addition, FIG Ambassador will take part in the medal ceremony , its press conference and other public events.

These pictures were taken 29.08.2017 at the Adriatic Arena in Pesaro (Italy). Click on thumnails to enlarge.

Exclusive photos by Ulrich Fassbender for Rhythmic-Gymnastics.info

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Olena Dyachenko (UKR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 28.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 28.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)

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Dina Averina (RUS)

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