Russia's Dina Averina claimed gold in the women's rhythmic gymnastic ribbon and hoop events ©Getty Images

Russian world champion Dina Averina earned her third European Games gold medal of Minsk 2019 after triumphing in the rhythmic gymnastics hoop and ribbon events here. 

The 20-year-old is the reigning world champion in the team, hoop, ball and clubs disciplines, also boasting an all-around world title from 2017 and 2018.

She has continued her dominance here, winning the all-around competition yesterday at Minsk Arena.

Today she was the victor in the hoop with a score of 22.850 points, finishing in front of Belarus's Katsiaryna Halkina on 21.750 and Ukraine's Vlada Nikolchenko with 21.450.

She then took gold in the ribbon with 21.350 points, just ahead of main rival Linoy Ashram of Israel on 21.100.

Bulgaria's Katrin Taseva received the bronze medal for her score of 20.450 points.

The battle for dominance continued between Averina and Ashram, the Israeli overcoming the Russian in the clubs and ball. 

She managed 22.500 points in the ball, while Averina claimed third place with 21.300 and Taseva finished in between the two on 21.400. 

Ashram then edged Averina by 0.100 points in the clubs, scoring 22.700. 

Nikolchenko completed the podium with 21.750 points. 

Belarus delighted the home crowd with victory in the groups all-around final, achieving 52.600 to surpass Bulgaria by just 0.050 points. 

Israel's Linoy Ashram was the victor in the rhythmic gymnastics ball and clubs ©Getty Images
Israel's Linoy Ashram was the victor in the rhythmic gymnastics ball and clubs ©Getty Images

The hosts only managed third in the five balls final, however, finishing on 26.150 points.

Russia's winning score was 27.300 points, while Bulgaria came second with 26.800.

Today's events concluded European Games action in the rhythmic gymnastics,  with acrobatic gymnastics also coming to an end at Minsk Arena. 

It was more success for Russia in the mixed pairs all-around final after Victoria Aksenova and Kirill Startsev earned gold following 29.580 points.

Azerbaijan's Abdulla Al-Mashaykhi and Ruhidil Gurbanli were awarded the silver medals for 29.540 points, while Belarusian pair Artur Beliakou and Volha Melnik added another bronze to their country's tally with 29.420. 

Talia De Troyer, Britt Vanderdonckt and Charlotte Van Royen added another gold medal for Belgium, scoring 29.960 points in the women's group all-around final.

Their nearest opponents were Portugal's Barbara Da Silva Sequeira, Francisca Sampaio Maia and Francisca Maia on 29.110 points, while Veranika Nabokina, Julia Ivonchyk and Karina Sandovich took silver for Belarus with 29.060.

Serbia's Zorana Arunović triumphed in the women's 10 metre air pistol final ©Getty Images
Serbia's Zorana Arunović triumphed in the women's 10 metre air pistol final ©Getty Images

Over at Minsk's Shooting Club, there was a heavyweight battle between Serbia's Zorana Arunović and Greece's Anna Korakaki in the women's 10 metre air pistol.

It was the current world champion, Arunović, that defeated Olympic champion Korakaki with a score of 241.2 points, just ahead of the Greek shooter's 238.9.

The bronze medal went to Bulgaria's Antoaneta Boneva with 218.1 points.

Artem Chernousov ensured the continuation of Russia's dominance in the medal table with a gold in the men's event. 

He scored 241.4 points, beating Ukraine's Oleh Omelchuk on 239.6 and Latvia's Lauris Strautmanis with 219.3.

Medals were also awarded in archery, taking place at Olympic Sports Complex. 

Italy dominated against Britain in the mixed team recurve final, triumphing 5-1, while Germany upset the home crowd after defeating Belarus 5-2 to receive the bronze medal.

In the mixed team compound, Russia won gold by the finest of margins, with their final against The Netherlands ending at 152-152. 

The Russian side then edged the clash 18-17 in a shoot-out. 

Competition is due to continue here tomorrow with medals in nine sports.