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Averina Twins Leads Moscow Team In 2017 Russian Championships Win

The Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was held in Penza from March 8 to 12, and after the two day event, Dina Averina has emerged to be the All-Around victor with some astronomical scores, much like how she dominated the 2017 Grand Prix held in her mother land.

In 2015, Dina won the silver from the same event, behind the then frontrunner of the Russian team and two-time champion of the same competition, Yana Kudryavtseva who sadly has retired from the sport in early January. The following year, Dina fell to the bronze behind Aleksandra Soldatova and Margarita Mamun, who is now, presently, in an indefinite hiatus due to health difficulties.

Now that Kudryavtseva and Mamun is both unable to compete, it was as if Dina took it upon herself to be the frontrunner of her team in their stead. She beat the silver medalist in Russian Championships last year, Aleksandra Soldatova, and won the gold in All-Around.

The 18-year-old gymnast has accumulated scores of 19.300 in ball, 19.600 in both the clubs and ribbon, and an amazing 19.700 in the hoop event, giving her a total score of 78.200 in the All-around. Dina is confidently ahead of the silver-medalist, Aleksandra Soldatova, who, even though having a higher ball event score than Dina, only has a total of 77.150 points. Awarded bronze was Dina’s twin sister, Arina Averina, with a total score of 74.350.

Dina Averina - 2017 Russian Championships

Arina Averina Shines; Moscow Leads Once Again

It seems as if the Averinas are on a streak this season as Arina, like her sister Dina, has hoarded the awards on March 12, the conclusion of the whole 2017 Russian Championships event. In the individual apparatus competition, which is held in the absence of Dina who on the eve became the champion of Russia, Arina won three out of four apparatus.

The events Arina has won were ball, clubs and ribbon—with scores of 19.350, 19.250, and 19.450 respectively. Aleksandra Soldatova was one again dominated by the Averinas as she won just one event, the hoop, with a score of 19.300, just a few pips ahead of Arina’s 19.000.

Evidently, the newly adjusted Code of Points suited very well to the Averina twins’ routines, and because of their wins, their team – Moscow—also won the team championships with a score of 420.700, followed by Volga Federal District (410.900) which is led by Polina Khonina, and on the third was Central Federal District Team (407.750), led by Saldotova.

The Russian Gymnastics Federation has been holding the annual Russian Championships since 1991, and all it shows is that no matter who wins, the whole country emphasizes its strength in their national sport—rhythmic gymnastics.

For the official results of the said competition, visit RGF’s album.

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