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).
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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)
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 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.
Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and Margarita Mamun (RUS)
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.
Margarita Mamun (RUS) and Amina Zaripova
Anastasiya Serdyukova (UZB) and Sevar Karimova
Daria Svatkovskaya (RUS) and her mum (and coach) Oksana Skaldina
Carolina Rodríguez (ESP) and Ruth Fernández
Almudena Cid and Natalia García (ESP)
Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) and Ireesha Blohina
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 (RUS)
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.