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IUKL will have own rank table

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IUKL has developed system of sports ranks and classes. It has passed preliminary discussion at meeting of members of IUKL in Shauljaj, Lithuania and has been added with all arrived offers.

We ask all to familiarize with the given system and to make the offers if they are.

The system will be entered and will start to operate at all official competitions of IUKL from September, 30th, 2010.

Download rank table


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Regulation of IUKL World Championship

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International Union of Kettlebell Lifting is finally concerted and ratified the terms and place of realization of competitions:

1. World Championship among adults on kettlebell lifting in 2010 (on November, 11 – 14th, 2010, Tampere, Finland).
2. World Championship among juniors on kettlebell lifting in 2010 (on November, 11 – 14th, 2010, Tampere, Finland).
3. World Championship among seniors on kettlebell lifting in 2010 (on November, 13 – 15th, 2010, Tampere, Finland).

Regulations about realization of competition you can see in our regulations section.


infofmation from secretary general of IUKL Vasily Ginko


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Junior European Champoinship & "Ventspils Atlants"

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Ventspils 2010Last weekend in Ventspils (Latvia) was held European Championship among juniors till 18 years old. Athlets of weight classes 53 and 58 kg used kettlebells 16 kilograms, athletes of other weight classes used ketllebells 24 kilograms. Girls competed in snatch with 16 kg kettlebells.

Were two days of competition. First day – biathlon competitions and snatch (for girls) competitions. Second day – long cycle competitions and relay in jerk.

In European championship were participants from 5 countries: Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania.

The Russian team won totally.

In same time there was held  traditional international tournament “Ventspils Atlants”. It were competitions in biathlon and in power juggling. Participants used kettlebells 16, 24 and 32 kg. There were athletes from 9 countries.

Protocols of competitions will be able on our site in a week (in protocol section).


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Irish kettlebell sports championships 2010

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Irish kettlebell sports championships 2010 The first ever kettlebell sports competition in Ireland was held in Kilkenny city on the 24th  July. This was hosted by Kilkenny kettlebell club, run by head coaches Mark Stapleton and Eddie Sheehan. The event was the traditional biathlon jerk and snatch, and to end of the day a strongman(32kg-36kg-40kg-44kg-48kg-56kg), strongwoman(20kg-24kg) this  event was more for the public to try promote the sport and for everyone to have some fun at the end of a long day.

Ireland is still very new to kettlebell sports and because of this the competition was set up to try accommodate beginner level lifters, men used weights from 12kg-28kg and women from 8kg-16kg.

Competing was new for most athletes, the only ones who had competed before where athletes from Kilkenny kettlebell club and hells kettlebells, so we did our best to explain the rules to all athletes and  we tried to make the judging fair.

There were 44 athletes on the day, and many spectators. People came from all over Ireland and we had a group travel over from walse, UK.  (Hells kettlebells).

The quality of lifting varied but most athletes completed the full 10min jerks and snatches. Many big numbers where put up but it should be remembered that most males where using 16-20kg’s and so still more work needs to be done in Ireland to raise the level of Giverk sport. Mark Stapleton and Eddie Sheehan where the only athletes to use the 28kg and as head coaches of Kilkenny kettlebell club, have tried to set a standard from which other clubs and coaches can work towards. Mark and Eddie will be competing in Berlin in September, Wales in October and then in Italy in November with 32kg’s.

The sport side of kettlebells is sure to grow rapidly now, every gym in Ireland has sets of kettlebells , but most people only do kettlebell workouts and many have never even heard of the sport, Ireland up until now has only had a representative not an athlete attending some events held by the (IKUL) but nobody who competes and nobody who has actually trained up athletes correctly for GS. And nobody has promoted kettlebell sports in Ireland. This is no more, Ireland can be proud to say that on the 24th July the best of Ireland lifters got together and this is the start of kettlebell sports in our country.

Due to the lack of qualified coaches in Ireland, it may be sometime still before we see many Irish athletes on the international scene. But for now Eddie Sheehan and Mark Stapleton will be setting up a team to start competing at international events.  We may not hit the big numbers yet and at the moment Mark and Eddie are the only athletes that can compete with the heavier weights (28kg and 32kg), But due to the great coaching abilities of their coach Gregor Sobocan from Slovenian kettlebell club, Mark and Eddie have progressed quickly and so have their athletes, which could be seen at the competition with over half the competitors coming from Kilkenny kettlebell club which is the biggest kettlebell sports club in Ireland.

We hope that the kettlebell community supports us and our athletes, we have a huge hunger for the sport, and we have the desire and the heart.

If anyone would like more information on the Irish kettlebell team please contact us via  website www.kilkennykettlebellclub.com


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Russian Championship 2010

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Russian ChampionshipJune 1-4 In Belgorod (Russia) was held final of Russian Championship of girevoy sport. Ivan Denisov returned to the sport and won both disciplines: long cycle and biathlone.

This competition was in Belgorod Technological University. It was like 3 days holyday. There were more then 100 participants from 37 regions of Russia.

You can see any photos from this Championship on Russian kettlebell site: photos from russian kettlebell championship

The next Russian competition will be in September. It will be Cup of Russia.


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IUKL European Championship

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IUKL European Championship 2010In Siauliai city (Lithuania) 14-15 May, were held IUKL European Championship and Junior European Championship. May 16 the kettlebell lifting was presented in the International Sport Games "SAULES MIESTAS".

In European Championship competition among professionals were athletes from 8 countries - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia (total was 15 countries).

On the first day were competitions in biathlon (jerk and snatch), the second day - a long cycle competition.

Russian team won the team competition. Congratulations to all champions and winners!

The great result showed Russian athlete in w.c. 63 kg Jonny Benidze. He did jerk 130 reps and snatch 204 reps! With 32 kg kettlebells, of course.

May 16 at the Conference of European Sports Committee was officially announced about including kettlebell sport in the official competitive program of the European Sports Games which will be held in Siauliai in 2011, as well as in V World Games TAFISA "Sport For All", 2012.

You can see results here


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IGSF competition among youth

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Youth kettlebell compIn Urssu city (Russia, Tatarstan) on May 1-2 was held international competition among youths (1992-1994 years of birth). In this competition were participated more then 100 boys and girls from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Uzbekistan. There were 7 weight categories for boys and 3 - for girls.

First day was only jerk competition (for boys), on second day - snatch comp (boys and girls). Boys used 24 kg kettlebells, girls used 16 kg.

Ukrainian team won the team competition among boys, Belarusian team won the team competition among girls.


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Semi-finals of Russian Championship Were Held

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Semi-finals of Russian ChampionshipIn Russia on April 19-24 were held two semi-finals of national championship. One of them was in Novocheboksarsk (European part of Russia). Second was in Omsk (Asian part of Russia).

Based on these competitions results will be selected 16 athletes in each weight category for participation in final of Russian Champ.

The final of Russian kettlebell Championship will be in Belgorod on June 1-6.


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IGSF World Championship 2010 in Long Cycle

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World Chanpionship IGSF. Long cycleApril 2-4, according to the calendar of the International Girya Sport Federation in Bobruisk (Belarus) was held World Championship in long cycle.  Competitions were held for juniors, men and veterans.

Winners were determined in the following weight categories: 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90, +90 kg.

In this Championship was attended by representatives of 5 countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Italy, Iran. The team of Tatarstan (Russia) participated there as an independent team.

Result of this Championship you can see in our "protocols section" (only in russian).


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Australian Kettlebell Event

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On Saturday 27th March Australia saw its biggest kettlebell sport meet to date: a whopping 7 competitors!  Now in many other countries this sounds very, very small, but in Australia, where kettlebell sport has only really been accessible to people for about a eighteen months this was BIG.
Australian kettlebell eventThe competition was held at Kettlebell Athletica in Melbourne.  So big was the lure of the event that a couple of people even came from interstate to attend.  One of the biggest problems with kettlebell sport in Australia is that their population is very spread out over a very large land mass, so it's very difficult to get everyone together for a meet.

Even though they don't takes their kettlebell competitions too seriously at this stage (because they're such newbies) and the aim of the game is fun and to hopefully get a PB, the competitors (including myself) were pretty nervous beforehand and anxious to get started.

Australian kettlebell lifters are trying to increase the standard of lifing in Australia by having formal judging, and this was the first competition where they tried this out and even handed out a few no counts for illegal reps.  So with two platforms and two judges the comp was ready to roll.

Every competitor, without exception, gave it their all and more hit a PB on the platform.  The spectators, most of whom had never seen a live kettlebell sport competition, were very quiet during competitors' sets but gave hearty applause after.  Any of them didn't found it boring - ten minutes goes much faster when you're watching!

There were also some strongman demonstrations, some juggling and a kettlebell relay race to finish off the day.

They will continue to strive to improve the quality of kettlebell lifting in Australia and attract more competitors to their meets.

Here are the results:

Men’s Traditional Events


Age Weight Kettlebell Lift Reps L Reps R Total
Biathlon

David Tabain 20 82 20 Jerk

110




20 Snatch 111 131 242

Paul Tucker 47 75 24 Jerk

103





Snatch 80 74 154

Simon Hikaka
91 24 Jerk

66





Snatch 72 68 140


Women’s Traditional Events


Age Weight Kettlebell Lift Reps L Reps R Total
Biathlon Sarah Cheetham
62 12 Jerk 72 72 144





Snatch 91 90 181
Jerk Emily Friedel 29 63.5 24
50 50 100
OALC Barbie Badcock 28 75 16
53 48 101
Snatch Katherine Field 26 79 12
84 79 163


Thanks Emily Friedel for info (http://achyball.com)


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Arnold Classic Festival 2010

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Valery Fadorenko & Arnold Schwarzenegger

Every  year, thousands of athletes strongman, representatives of the combat sports, and fitness enthusiasts from around the world come to Columbus (Ohio, USA). There is the festival of  a legend in bodybuilding Arnold Schwarzenegger – “Arnold Sports Festival”.

American Kettlebell club takes part in this festival since 2006.

At the festival was first held in the discipline of competition Kettlebell StrongMan and StrongWoman Sport!

At the 2010 Arnold Fitness Expo, AKC Head Coach Valery Fedorenko performs 60 Reps. Jerk with the 60kg Kettlebell setting a new World Record!

You can see results of this kettlebell challenge here.


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New site of world kettlebell sport

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International kettlebell lifting is in full swing of various events. There are constantly a lot of topics for discussion on the forums. For more and more countries are engaged in kettlebell lifting. Sportsmen results increase all over the world. Today kettlebell lifting international news portal starts working. Large amount of news, reviews, reports, interviews will be published here.
Let's develop international kettlebell lifting sport together!

If you have any interesting news, send us, we'll publish it for sure.
Here we'll be writing events happened in international kettlebell lifting, about sportsmen and coaches, about national teams and clubs, as well publish photos and videos.

Welcome to our kettlebell lifting forum!


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