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WORLD SHAMPIONSHIP 2021

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World kettlebell Championship 2021 in Budapest

On October 21-24, in Budapest (Hungary), the world championship in kettlebell lifting was held together with the youth championship under 22 years old.

More than 400 athletes from 32 countries came to the championship. In some countries, there are still restrictions on training and travel abroad, athletes could not come to the championship.

Let's note the main record results. The "absolute" new records were set: in the biathlon - Ivan Markov achieved the result of 179 + 227 = 292.5 points; Irina Martynova lifted 84 reps in the long cycle. Movsar Suleymanov showed a very strong jerk - 166 reps in the bodyweight category up to 73 kg. In the long cycle, Alexei Ryabkov won with a record of 83 reps (bodyweight up to 68 kg!). Also note the jerk result of Nikita Drutsa from Kazakhstan in bodyweigh class 78 kg - 154 reps.

Congratulations to our athletes!

Next year the World Championship will be held in St. Petersburg.



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Youth's World Championships in Lithuania

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Youth's World Championships in Lithuania


The world championship among boys and girls U-16 | U-18 was held in Kaunas (Lithuania) on July 2-4. It was the first world championship in the history of kettlebell lifting for athletes of this age. Previously, only continental competitions were held. Over 200 athletes from 11 countries came to the competition amid continued isolation.

In the team event, the victory was won by the Russian team, in the second place - Ukraine, in the third - Lithuania.

Congratulations to the winners and awardees! We are waiting for you at our future competitions!


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Euro kettlebell Champ 2021. Kazan

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European kettlebell Championship 2021 Kazan

The European Kettlebell Championship 2021 was held in Kazan on May 27-30. About 300 athletes from 12 countries came to the competition: Lithuania, Poland, England, Ireland, Czech Republic, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Denmark, Hungary, Serbia and Russia.

The viral situation around the world is still making its own adjustments, but the championship was held at the highest level, high results were achieved, and several records were set.


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WORLD CUP AND INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT WIGHT NIGHTS IN SAINT PETERSBURG

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WORLD CUP AND INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT WIGHT NIGHTS IN SAINT PETERSBURG

The second stage of the World Cup and International Tournament "Wight Nights" were held in  Saint Petersburg (Russia). Really so many peolpe came here. Athletes finally can compete after the long destriction of the last year. IUKL is going to hold all kettlebell competitions 2021 according our events calendar.

See you next time!!


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IUKL Asian Championship 2021

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Asian kettlebell championship 2021 Tashkent

Asian kettlebell championship 2021 was held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). It was 3rd Asian championship in kettlebell sport history. This time we had about 160 athletes. Lot of them achieved really strong results. It will be so interesting to watch them on the World championship in October.

Kazakhstan team got the cup of the first place of team competition.

European championship 2021 will be hosted in Kazan (Russia). See you there!


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Online competitions 2021

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Online kettlebell competitions 2020

2020 year was really terrible for all of us. We couldnt train we couldnt compete and we couldnt travel. Everything was online. 

So lot of athletes tried online competitions the first time. IUKL had 2 online competitions. First one was in April. It was just for supporting athletes who were training home. 

The second competition was official World Cup with medals and certificates. It was really useful for all athletes and totaly for kettlebell sport. 

We hope the next year we will stop virus activities and competing will be possible for all athletes in all countries!


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World Kettlebell Championship -2020 in Saint-Petersburg

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World kettlebell Championship 2020 in Saint Petersburg

World Kettlebell Championship 2020 was held in Russian Saint-Petersburg. It was not easy to travel around the World for athletes from many countries. They had only 12 countries represented there. But all athletes who came to compete had really good resultd. A few world records were achieved in Saint Petersburg. 

The most impressive result was achieved by Irina Martynova. She has 80 repetitions in long cycle in professional class with kettlebells 24 kg.

IUKL is already planning competitions schedule for the next year. The World Championship should be in Budapest (November); Asian Champ - in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (April); European Champ - in Kazan, Russia (May). 

Have a good training and competing!!


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European Championship 2020

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European kettlebell Championship 2020Finnaly after long lockdown we had the first International kettlebell competition. European Open Championship in age groups was held in real mode from September 28 to October 5 in Naestved, Denmark, in compliance with all the necessary safety measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The strongest teams 2020 in Europe are: Juniors U-22 1st place – Ukraine 2nd place – Latvia 3rd place – Estonia. Proffessioanls 1st place – Ukraine 2nd place – Latvia 3rd place – Denmark Veterans 1st place – Ukraine 2nd place – Latvia 3rd place – Denmark

We also congratulate and thank all the athletes who took part in the competition and once again confirmed the triumph of sports in these difficult conditions! World Kettlebell Lifting Championship will also be held in St. Petersburg (Russia) 19-23 November. We are confident that this competition is an important landmark for the global roaring movement.

We hope to see you on our next kettlebell events!


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Canceled and postponed kettlebell competitions 2020

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Canceled kettlebell competitions

All kettlebell competitions were canceled or postponed because coronavirus pandemic. Training is impossible in most gyms around the world. Athletes try to train home or outdoor. 

We hope we can train and compete again very soon! 

Be strong! Keep lifting!! 


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Merry Christmass and Happy new year!!

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Merry Christmass and Happy new year for all kettlebell lifters from kettlebell lifters of different countries around the World!



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2nd Asian Championship of kettlebell sport

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2nd Asian Championship of kettlebell sport, New Dheli, IndiaThe second Asian championship of kettlebell sport was held in indian capital - New Dheli. It was 2 days competition 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2019. Athletes from asian countries still competing in different organization. This time we had competitors from Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan, China and India. They were competing with standard rules and regulations. 

IUKL is planning to make such competitions yearly. See you next year.


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World Championship 2020 in Serbia

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World Championship 2020 in Serbia

IUKL World kettlebell championship 2019 was held in Novi Sad (Serbia). Professional athletes, juniors, amateurs and veterans competed during 5 days. More than 500 partisipants from 33 countries. It was first time of such big kettlebell event in Serbia and it was really beautyful.

Lot of really great results were achieved during this championship. Lot of ladies were competing this time and more professional athletes than last time. One of greatest result was competing of very young athlete from Kazakhstan Nikita Drutsa. He won biathlon of 78 kg bodyweight class with result 148 jerks and 159 snatches. He is only 16 years old.

Russian team won team competition. Second place - Ukraine, third place - Kazakhstan.

World Championship 2020 will be hosted in the capital of Hungary - Budapest.


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SportAccord convention 2019

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SportAccord convention 2019. Gold Coast, Australia

International Union of kettlebell Lifting (IUKL) took part of the biggest multisport event – SportAccord convention 2019 in Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia). During convention they had many different forums, meetings and exhibition. IUKL delegation consist of Valentin Egorov (Russia), Rhonda Glick (USA), Cheryl Schneider (Australia) and Shannon Pigdon (Australia). 

It was really nice representing of kettlebell sport for a lot of important people and organizations. 8t secretary general of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki-Moon was on IUKL stand, asked some questions about kettlebells, competition rules and tried to lift kettlebells.

IUKL has membership certificate till October 2019. GAISF should decide about awarding IUKL by the next certificate in November.


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