Publication date : 01/10/2017
New Rhythmic Gymnastics World All-around champion Dina Averina (RUS) appears in full flight on the cover of the October issue of World of Gymnastics Magazine, the digital version of which can be read here in English and in French.
Inside, a detailed review of the Rhythmic Worlds in Pesaro, Italy, where Averina and her identical twin sister Arina split the individual titles at their debut Worlds, while Italy’s famous “Farfalle” (“Butterflies”) stymied what otherwise would have been a Russian sweep of the gold medals.
This issue also contains reports from the two other major events of the summer: July’s fabulous World Gym for Life Challenge, a Gymnastics for All event that drew groups from all continents -- and even a king -- to Vestfold, Norway for a friendly competition that determined the new World Group Champions.
At the same time, The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw (POL) gave gymnasts from non-Olympic disciplines the privilege of performing at a Unesco World Heritage site, a once-a-career opportunity for most.