Information about Euskalgym Gala 2017



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Euskalgym is one of the most famous events of the year, where the top gymnasts from around the world perform one or two exercises and a gala. The event will be held in Buesa Arena, Vitoria (Spain).

How can I go to Vitoria?

From Bilbao airport, there is a special transportation by bus:
Airport-Bilbao: Bizkaibus Línea 3247 “Bilbao Aeropuerto”
Bilbao-Vitoria: Autobuses La Unión

From Madrid you can go by bus “Alsa Madrid-Vitoria Gasteiz”

Or you can also go by train “Renfe Madrid-Vitoria Gasteiz”


Participants (already confirmed)

  • Melitina Staniouta BLR
  • Viktoriya Mazur UKR
  • Olena Dyachenko UKR
  • Anna Bessonova UKR
  • Dina Averina RUS
  • Ekaterina Selezneva RUS
  • Aleksandra Soldatova RUS
    – Katrin Taseva BUL
    – Neviana Vladinova BUL
    – Laura Zeng USA
    – Salome Pazhava GEO
    – Alexandra Agiurgiuculese ITA
    – Eleni Kelaiditi GRE
    – Almudena Cid ESP
    – Polina Berezina ESP
    – Ruben Orihuela ESP
    – Gerard Lopez ESP

Eleni Kelaiditi (GRE)

katrin taseva

Katrin Taseva (BUL)



Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)


Olena Dyachenko (UKR)

Staniouta euskalgym

Melitina Staniouta BLR

Neviana Vladinova (2)

Neviana Vladinova BUL


Polina Berezina ESP


Viktoriya Mazur UKR

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

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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)

World Championships Pesaro 2017 : Qualifications Photos


Dina Averina (RUS)


Russian twins, Dina and Arina Averina claimed gold in World Championships in Pesaro. The most difficult hoop exercise of the season “Swan Lake”, performed by Dina Averina, won gold in final. Her sister Arina, was just behind her by only a tiny margin. Arina’s favorite apparatus, the ball, got gold in this final with the highest execution score. Bronze medals went for Kaho Minagawa (JPN) in hoop and Neviana Vladinova (BUL) in ball.

“We are like one team,” Arina says. “We provide a lot of support for one another.”, said Averina during press conference.

“Dina is strong,” Arina says. “She does the right thing every time.” “But finally,” Arina concedes, “we are like the same.”



Arina Averina (RUS)


Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)


Dina Averina (RUS)


Neviana Vladinova (BUL)


Dina Averina (RUS)

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World Championships Pesaro 2017 Exclusive Training Photos



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


Olena Dyachenko (UKR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 28.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)


Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 28.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)


Dina Averina (RUS)