Dina Averina

Dina Averina
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Dina Averina at the 2017 European Championships
Personal information
Full name Dina Alexeevna Averina
Nickname(s) Dinya / Dinochka
Country represented  Russia
Born (1998-08-13) 13 August 1998 (age 21)
Zavolzhye, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Residence Moscow
Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 43 kg (95 lb)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club CSKA
Gym Novogorsk
College team Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health
Head coach(es) Irina Viner
Assistant coach(es) Vera Shatalina
Former coach(es) Larisa Belova
Choreographer Irina Zenovka, Tatiana Pomerantseva
World ranking 1 WC[1] (2019)
8 WC[2] 11 WCC[3] (2018)
2 WC 9 WCC (2017)[4]
8 (2016)[5]
16 (2014)[6]

Dina Alekseyevna Averina (Russian: Дина Алексеевна Аверина; born 13 August 1998)[7] is a Russian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is a three-time (2019, 2018, 2017) World All-around Champion, the 2018 European All-around silver medalist and the 2016 Grand Prix Final All-around silver medalist. On the National level, she is the 2017 and 2018 Russian National All-around champion and the 2013 Russian Junior All-around bronze medalist. Her identical twin sister, Arina Averina, is also a competitive rhythmic gymnast and the 2018 European champion.

Personal life

Born to parents Ksenia Averina and Alexey Averin, Dina and Arina started gymnastics at four years old. Arina was born 20 minutes ahead of Dina, while both have moles on the upper cheekbone (near the right ear), Dina has it on the lower right compared to Arina's upper right. Her sister Arina has a scar above her right eye, caused after an accident with a club.[8] They have an older sister named Polina. Dina and Arina share the same instagram account.

Career

Junior

The Averinas (Dina and Arina) first trained under their first coach Larisa Belova until they became members of the Russian national team and began training in Olympic Training Center in Moscow where they are now coached by Vera Shatalina.

The Averinas began appearing in international competitions in 2011 competing at the 2011 Russian-Chinese Youth Games where Dina won the gold and Arina finishing 5th in the all-around. In 2012, Dina finished 4th at the Russian Junior Championships.[9] Dina and Arina both competed at the Venera Cup in Eilat, Israel where Dina won the all-around gold, she also won gold in hoop and silver medals in ball, clubs and ribbon.[10] She then competed at International MTM Cup in Ljubljana (along with teammates Aleksandra Soldatova and Arina Averina) won the Team gold medal.

In 2013 season, Dina won bronze in all-around at the 2013 Russian Junior Championships[11] behind Soldatova, she competed in Junior division at Happy Caravan Cup in Tashkent and won Team gold with Arina Averina. At the 2013 Russian Spartakiada's 6th Summer Student Games, Dina won the all-around bronze medal.[12]

Senior

In 2014 Season, Dina debuted at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix competing in the senior international tournament division. Dina appeared in her first World Cup competition at the 2014 Lisboa World Cup where she won the all-around bronze medal behind Melitina Staniouta. In the event finals: she won silver in clubs and bronze in ribbon. In April 23–27, Dina competed in senior nationals at the 2014 Russian Championships where she finished 6th in the all-around.

In 2015 season, Dina started her season at the 2015 Moscow Grand Prix, she then competed at the Corbeil-Essonnes International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament where she won the all-around silver medal behind twin sister Arina Averina, she qualified to 4 event finals, taking gold in ribbon (tied with Arina), silver medals in hoop, ball and placed 6th in clubs. In August 7–9, Dina competed at the MTK Budapest taking gold in the all-around, hoop, ball, clubs and a silver in ribbon. Dina followed another gold medal win in the all-around at the 2015 Dundee International Tournament in Sofia, ahead of twin sister Arina.

In 2016, Dina began her season competing at the 2016 Grand Prix Moscow finishing 6th in the all-around and qualified to the hoop final.[13] In Feb 26-28, Dina competed in the first World Cup of the season at the 2016 Espoo World Cup finishing 6th in the all-around; she won bronze in ball, placed 4th in hoop, clubs and 6th in ribbon.[14] Dina then competed in the senior division at the International tournament in Lisbon where she won the all-around gold and all apparatus finals. At the 30th Thiais Grand Prix event in Paris, Dina finished 9th in the all-around.[15] On April 1–3, Dina competed at the 2016 Pesaro World Cup where she finished 5th in the all-around with a total of 73.500 points, she qualified in all apparatus after teammate Yana Kudryavtseva withdrew from the event finals, Dina won silver in ball, ribbon and bronze in hoop, clubs. Dina won the all-around bronze at the 2016 Russian Championships held in Sochi.[16] In May 6–8, Dina competed at the Brno Grand Prix taking bronze in the all-around with a total of 72.850 points; she qualified to 3 apparatus taking silver in hoop, ribbon and placed 4th in clubs. On May 13–15, Dina won the all-around bronze at the Bucharest Grand Prix with a total of 73.100 points, she qualified to all apparatus finals: taking silver in clubs behind Salome Pazhava, bronze in hoop, ball (tied with Katsiaryna Halkina) and 7th in ribbon. On May 27–29, Dina finished 5th in the all-around at the 2016 Sofia World Cup with a total of 72.900 points, she qualified in hoop finals placing 4th behind sister Arina Averina. On July 1–3, Dina competed at the 2016 Berlin World Cup where she won the All-around gold medal with a total of 74.050 points, she qualified to all apparatus taking gold in Ball, Ribbon, placed 4th in Hoop and 8th in Clubs.[17] On September 22–24, Dina competed at the 2016 Grand Prix Final in Eilat, Israel where she won the all-around bronze medal with a new personal best total of 74.450 points, she qualified in 2 apparatus finals taking silver medal in ball and placed 5th in clubs.

In 2017, Dina's season began in competition at the 2017 Grand Prix Moscow where she won the all-around gold medal with a new personal best total score of 76.050 points, she qualified to all the apparatus finals taking gold in hoop, clubs, ribbon and a silver medal in ball behind Aleksandra Soldatova.[18] Dina then participated in the organized Desio-Italia Trophy where she won the All-around and team gold medal (together with Twin Sister Arina). On March 10–12, Dina became the All-around champion at the 2017 Russian Championships ahead of defending champion Aleksandra Soldatova who finished in 2nd place respectively.[19] On March 24–26, Dina then competed at the Thiais Grand Prix where she won the all-around gold with a total of 74.500 points, she qualified to all the event finals taking gold in hoop, ball, clubs and silver in ribbon.[20] On April 7–9, Dina competed in the first World Cup of the season at the 2017 Pesaro World Cup where she won silver in the all-around behind teammate Aleksandra Soldatova, she qualified to all the apparatus finals winning 3 gold medals in ball, clubs, ribbon and a silver in hoop.[21] Her next event was at the 2017 Tashkent World Cup where Dina won gold in the all-around ahead of sister Arina Averina, she qualified to all the apparatus finals taking gold in clubs, and 3 silver medals in ball, hoop and ribbon. On May 19–21, at the 2017 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Dina was member of the Golden winning Russian Team (together with senior individuals: twin sister Arina Averina, Aleksandra Soldatova and the junior group) scoring a total of 182.175 points which was more than 11 points ahead of their nearest competitor team Belarus. Dina qualified to 3 apparatus finals taking 2 gold medals in hoop, ribbon and a silver medal in clubs behind Arina Averina.[22] In June 23–26, Dina then competed at the 2017 Holon Grand Prix taking silver in the all-around behind Arina, she qualified 3 apparatus finals winning gold in ball, silver in clubs and placed 6th in hoop. At the quadrennial 2017 World Games which was held in Wrocław, Poland from July 20–30, Dina won the gold medal in clubs and three silver medals in hoop, ball, ribbon.[23][24] On August 11–13, Dina competed at the 2017 Kazan World Challenge Cup and won the all-around gold medal edging out sister Arina who won the silver medal, Dina qualified in all the apparatus finals and won 2 gold medals in hoop, clubs, a silver in ribbon and finished 8th in ball.[25] At the 2017 World Championships held on August 30 - September 3 in Pesaro, Italy, in the first day of the apparatus finals; Dina won gold in hoop (19.100) and silver in ball (18.700).[8] The following day, she won another gold in clubs (19.000) and silver in ribbon (17.200).[26] During the individual all-around finals, she accumulated scores in (hoop:18.850, ball:18.550, clubs:18.850, ribbon:18.450) scoring a total of 74.700 points to become the new All-around Champion edging out twin sister Arina Averina who took the silver medal respectively.[27]

In 2018, Dina's season began in competition at the 2018 Grand Prix Moscow, where she won the all-around gold, she qualified to 3 apparatus finals taking gold with hoop, clubs and silver with ball. On March March 24–25, Dina took gold in the all-around at the 2018 Thiais Grand Prix; she qualified in 3 apparatus finals where she won gold in ball, ribbon and silver in clubs. On April 13–15; Dina then competed at the 2018 Pesaro World Cup winning gold in the all-around, in the event finals: she won gold in ball, clubs, a silver in hoop and placed 4th in ribbon.

Gymnastics technique

Dina is known for her fast routines and dynamic apparatus handling. She has maintained a Difficulty value of 10 which was scored in her clubs routine - The last rhythmic gymnast to score a 10 in Difficulty was Evgenia Kanaeva. (10 is the base value for the highest D mark; although the New 2017-2020 Code of Points, 10 Difficulties is no longer on judge's score sheets and thus can be open ended, a gymnast can increase as many D elements to maximize Difficulty; so by the end of the program - a gymnast can get full credit for all the performed difficulties; a full base value 10, regardless if the difficulty is higher than the actual base value of 10).

Routine music information

Dina with Arina at the 2017 European Championships podium.
Year Apparatus Music title [28]
2019 Hoop Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor: 3rd Movement by Maksim Mvrica
Ball Polovetsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Clubs Baladi Asena, Vostochnie Skazki by Asena, Arash
Ribbon Un Vie D'amour by Charles Aznavour & Mireille Mathieu
2018 Hoop "Spartacus" composed by Aram Khachaturian by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov
Ball "Petrushka - The Shrovetide Fair" composed by Igor Stravinsky by Philharmonia Slavonica & Hanspeter Gmür
Clubs "Hey! Pachuco!" music from The Mask (film) by Royal Crown Revue
Ribbon (2nd) "Kalinka" by Nikolay Baskov
Ribbon (1st) "Concerto No. 1 in G for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 49: I. Allegro" by Yo-Yo Ma, Dmitri Kabalevsky & Dmitry Shostakovich
Gala
2017 Hoop "Swan Lake (Act IV Allegro)" by Smolensk Symphonic Orchestra
Ball "Volare" music from Circus album by DJ BoBo
Clubs "Unharness The Horses, Lads (Ukrainian folk)" by Kuban Cossack Choir
Ribbon Dance of the Basques - Flames of Paris by Boris Asafyev
Gala (first) "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor
Gala (second) "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky
2016 Hoop "One Thousand and One Nights" from Scheherazade
Ball "Zima" by Eduard Khil
Clubs "Caravan" by Antonella Ruggiero
Ribbon "Tsigany" by Moiseyev Dance Ensemble
2015 Hoop "Giselle, Act I: No. 8, Waltz" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Ball "Zima" by Eduard Khil
Clubs "Kalinka" by André Rieu
Ribbon "Tsigany" by Moiseyev Dance Ensemble
2014 Hoop "Song about Bears (Песня о Медведях)" by Alsou
Ball "Jamaica", by Vitas
Clubs "Ciocârlia (Romanian folk tune)" by George Enescu
Ribbon "Sabre Dance" by Aram Khachaturian

Competitive highlights

(Team competitions in seniors are held only at the World Championships, Europeans and other Continental Games.)

International: Senior
Year Event AA Team Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
2019 World Championships 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st
World Cup Kazan 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st
World Cup Minsk 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st
European Games 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st
European Championships 1st 1st 2nd 1st
World Cup Baku 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd
World Cup Pesaro 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st
Grand Prix Thiais 3rd 5th (Q) 4th (Q) 1st 1st
Grand Prix Marbella 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd
Grand Prix Moscow 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
2018 Aeon Cup 1st 1st
World Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
World Cup Kazan 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
European Championships 2nd NT
World Cup Pesaro 1st 2nd 1st 4th 1st
Grand Prix Thiais 1st 6th (Q) 1st 2nd 1st
Grand Prix Moscow 1st 1st 2nd 1st 5th (Q)
2017 Aeon Cup 1st 1st
World Championships 1st NT 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
World Cup Kazan 1st 1st 8th 1st 2nd
World Games 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Grand Prix Holon 2nd 6th 1st 2nd 3rd (Q)
European Championships 1st 1st 2nd 1st
World Cup Tashkent 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
World Cup Pesaro 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Thiais 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Desio Italia Trophy 1st 1st
Grand Prix Moscow 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st
2016 Dalia Kutkaite Cup 1st
Grand Prix Final 2nd 3rd (Q) 2nd 5th 3rd (Q)
World Cup Berlin 1st 4th 1st 8th 1st
World Cup Sofia 5th 4th 5th (Q) 4th (Q) 7th (Q)
Grand Prix Bucharest 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 7th
Grand Prix Brno 3rd 2nd 9th (Q) 4th 2nd
World Cup Pesaro 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd
Grand Prix Thiais 9th 18th (Q) 4th (Q) 11th (Q) 5th (Q)
International Tournament of Lisbon 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
World Cup Espoo 6th 4th 2nd 4th 6th
Grand Prix Moscow 6th 6th 4th (Q) 12th (Q) 5th (Q)
2015 Dundee Cup 1st
MTK Budapest Cup 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Corbeil-Essonnes International 2nd 2nd 2nd 6th 1st
International Tournament of Pesaro 1st 1st 1st
2014 EWUB Luxembourg Trophy 1st 1st 1st
World Cup Lisboa 3rd 4th 6th 2nd 3rd
Holon International tournament 2nd (OC) 2nd (OC) 2nd (OC) 1st 3rd (OC)
Alina International tournament 1st
International: Junior
Year Event AA Team Ball Ribbon Hoop Clubs
2013 Happy Caravan Cup 1st 1st
2012 MTM Ljubljana 1st
Venera Cup 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd
Junior Grand Prix Moscow 4th (OC)
2011 Russian-Chinese Youth Games 1st
National
Year Event AA Team Ball Ribbon Hoop Clubs
2019 Russian Championships 2nd 2nd
2018 Russian Championships 1st 1st
2017 Russian Championships 1st 1st
2016 Russian Championships 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th
2015 Russian Championships 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 6th
2014 Russian Championships 6th 1st 6th 3rd 2nd 4th
2013 Russian Junior Championships 3rd
2012 Russian Junior Championships 4th
2011 Russian Junior Championships 6th
Q = Qualifications (Did not advance to Event Final due to the 2 gymnast per country rule, only Top 8 highest score);
WR = World Record; WD = Withdrew; NT = No Team Competition; OC = Out of Competition(competed but scores not counted for qualifications/results)

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