Russian gymnasts continue to prove their superiority - Russia 24
Russian woman Dina Averina became the world champion in Japanese Kitakyushu ball exercise.
She received an assessment of 29.125 points for her performance. Silver was won by Dina's sister Arina Averina , who scored 27.675 points. Bronze was won by the representative of Belarus Alina Gornosko (27,300).
Thanks to this victory, 23-year-old Dina Averina became the 15-time world champion. She also has a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, two silver and one bronze medals at the world championships.
Arina Averina is a four-time world champion, she also has five silver and three bronze medals.
Picture by 2021 Getty Images Dina Averina of the Russian Gymnastics Federation (RGF) prevailed once again on the second day of the 2021 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, in Kitakyushu.
The 23-year-old soared to gold in the Clubs final on Thursday (28th October) and with it, clinched a slice of history.
Having won two titles on the first day of competition in Japan, the Clubs win took Dina Averina to a total of 14 individual titles, the most individual golds at the world championships of any rhythmic gymnast ever. Her compatriot Evgeniya Kanaeva previously held the honour.
However, it was not a day entirely devoted to Averina.
Alina Harnasko of Belarus stopped her going one step further and tying for the most successful world championship rhythmic gymnast of all time after she took gold in the Ribbon final.
Despite several inquiries by the RGF team, during an intense battle for the crown in the second final of day two, Averina will have to wait a little bit longer for a chance to etch her name in the annals of history.
Dina Averina takes Club final and title number 14 The Clubs final unfolded to be a test of nerve.
When top qualifier Averina posted a score 1.350 marks down from qualification, there was a sense that the door had been opened to her competitors; the RSF star's final score of 27.100 was a rare and reachable target.
Fortunately for Averina’s quest to make history, none of her rivals seemed prepared to seize the opportunity. Routine after routine, the gymnasts seemed unable to tame the apparatus in their favour.
Seventh and eighth in the running order Harnasko and Arina Averina, who posted higher scores in qualification than Dina’s final score, looked poised to snatch the crown.
However, like the rest of the field, both faltered, all but handing Dina her 14th individual gold medal.
Coming in behind her on the podium her twin, Arina, with a score of 26.750, while Anastasia Salas of Belarus bagged the bronze.