22. July 2017  
Wrocław, POL  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

2017 WORLD GAMES, Rhythmic Gymnastics: Russian Twins vs. the World

A dropped Club ended her chances of a golden sweep in Rhythmic Gymnastics at The 2017 World Games in Wrocław, / Poland, so Russia’s Arina Averina settled for going three for four. Following her error with the Clubs, which still resulted in a bronze medal, the older Averina twin rallied to take the Ribbon title Saturday, July 22, in Wroclaw’s Centennial Hall.
The Averinas vs. the world
After two near-flawless performances resulted in gold medals with the Hoop and Ball Friday (Jul 21), Arina Averina finally made a mistake, dropping a Club mid-routine in her third Rhythmic final. In stepped her identical twin sister Dina to defend the Averina name. Feeding off opportunity, the younger Averina performed like a magician with the apparatus, making one impossible-seeming catch after another for the gold. Though Arina would go on to best her sister with the Ribbon, Dina's Clubs routine earned the highest score of the entire competition.