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Registration for WC 2015 finished

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wc-2015-registration-dublinRegistration and weight in for IUKL World Championship of girevoy sport was held today in Irish Dublin in DCU (Dublin City University).  The first International IUKL judges seminar was held the day before WC registration.

A lot of athletes came here to compete on greatest kettlebell event of this year – The World Championship.  Also junior’s and veterans championships will be holding there.  More than 600 athletes from 36 counties will compete in Dublin the next 4 days. A lot of really strong athletes will take part in this WC: Jonny Benidze (Russia), Matia Amodio, Anton Anasenko (Russia), László Barcsik (Hungary), Nils Martin Lundgren (Norway), John Lesko (USA),  Vitaly Didenko (Kazakhstan),Ivan Denisov (Russia), Abigail Johnston (Scotland), Kseniya Dedyukhina (Russia) ect…

We will see many very interesting lifting flights on this Championship! Good luck to all athletes, judges and coaches!


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Championship of Europe 2015

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european kettlebell championship 2015 Varna

European kettlebell championship was held in Varna (Bulgaria) 10-15 July. It was fist International kettlebell competition in this country. There were around 200 athletes from around 20 countries. Team Israel competed first time on International competition but they had a lot of good results. A lot of visitors came to watch this championship.

Most interesting was flight of long cycle in bodyweight class 95 kg. Three very strong athletes achieved similar results. Eduard Openlender (Russia) -86 reps, Eugeniy Goncharov (Kazakhstan) – 82 reps and Matia Amodio – 81 reps.

Russian team won relay race and team competition. WADA inspectors took 20 doping tests. Congratulations for all winners! World Championship will be in Dublin (Ireland) in November.


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Stage of Wold Cup and Open European Cup in Saint Petersburg

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Stage of Wold Cup and Open European Cup in Saint PetersburgThe second stage of World kettlebell Cup and Open European Cup were held in Saint Petersburg (Russia) 21-24 May. Participants from 10 countries came there.

For Russian athletes it was a chance to achieve MSWC rank, because one of conditions is getting medal of official International competition.  Six athletes did it – they achieved results of national MSWC rank. Russian national team members tried to save energy for final of Russian Championship which will be in one week.

Team competition result looks: 1-st place – Russia, 2-nd place – Kazakhstan, 3-rd place – Estonia and Belarus with same points.


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World Championship 2014

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World Championship 2014

World Championship 2014 of girevoy sport was held in Hamburg (Germany) 20-th – 24-th November. There competed not only professional athletes, there were amateur, junior and veteran groups. Near 550 participants came to Hamburg for competing from 35 countries. A lot of great results, a lot of records!

Parag Mhetre – athlete from India first time came to International competition. He sais: “It is really great event. I’m happy to take part of this Championship. I have met a lot of great athletes. I was watching all flights – it was very interesting!”.

Russian team was the strongest. They won the team competition. Kazakhstan team has the second place, Ukraine was third. The IUKL board decided the next World Championship will be in Dublin (Ireland).

Results are available in our results section.


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World Kettlebell Cup 2014 on Mr. Olympia, Las-Vegas

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World Kettlebell Cup 2014 on Mr. Olympia, Las-Vegas

Fitness and performance weekend Olympia was held in Las Vegas Convention center September 18-23, 2014. Kettlebell sport World Cup was in official event schedule. Kettlebell lifters competed the same time with participants of Mr. Olympia competition. It was really great event!

Around 50 athletes from Canada, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and USA competed among professionals. Gold medals won:
Biathlon:
wc 63 kg - Jonny Benidze (Russia) - 203.5 points.
wc 73 kg – Volodimir Andreychuk (Ukraine) – 185,5 points.
wc 85 kg - Anton Anasenko (Russia) - 237 points.
wc over 85 kg - Ivan Denisov (Russia) – 260,5 points.
Girls snatch:
wc 63 kg - Elena Butorina (Russia) - 135 points.
wc over 63 kg - Melissa Swanson (USA) - 134 points.
Long cycle:
wc 73 kg – Aleksander Karepin (Russia) – 75 points,
wc 85 kg – Nikolay Lapshin (Russia) – 73 points,
wc over 85 kg - Evgeniy Goncharov (Kazakhstan) 59 points.

Three teams competed in jerk relay race. Kazakhstan won first place, Ukraine won second place and USA team was third.

It was 5th stage of World kettlebell cup. Before we had stages in Paris (France), Chelyabinsk (Russia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Darlington (UK). The last stage of year 2014 will be in Melbourne (Australia) in December.

World Kettlebell Cup 2014 on Mr. Olympia, Las-Vegas


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St. Petersburg International Festival of Kettlebell sport "White nights"

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St. Petersburg International Festival of Kettlebell sport

Saint Petersburg International Festival of Kettlebell sport "White nights" was held May 9-15, 2014 in St. Petersburg. It was a few different competitions during one week. The festival included these competitons:

- international tournament of kettlebel jungling,
- comp of Grand Prix series,
- third stage of World cup 2014,
- European championship,
- European championship among juniors,
- European championship among veterans.

Thirty countries were represented here. It was really interesting kettlebell event!


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World Cup 2014. Stage 2

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World cup 2014 on kettlebell sportThe second stage of IUKL Kettkebell World cup was held in Chelyabinsk (Russia) 23-24 of April. A lot of people competed there. There was not only individual competition in different bodyweight classes, they competed for the absolutely best result (among all weight classes, according special rules of counting of total points).

Aleksey Ryabkov achieved absolutely best result in long cycle competition. His result is 71 reps in 63 kg bodyweight class. Ivan Denisov was best in biathlone. His jerk is 170 reps, snatch – 200 reps. Kseniya Dedyukhina had the best result in snatch among girls – 193 reps in 63 kg bidyweight class.

The next stage of kettlebell IUKL World cup will be 9-10 of May in Saint Petersburg (Russia).

World CUP 2014 on kettlebell sport. Stage 2, Chelyabinsk


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GSPlanet - The New Kettlebell Magazine

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GSPlanet

«GS Planet», a new Magazine about Kettlebell Sport, has started. It is published at www.GSPlanet.com for free and you can also preorder its hard copy at http://www.healthfactoryusastore.com/category-s/1825.htm or purchase at all official IUKL events in North and South Americas. All profits are donated directly to support the Kettlebell Sport.
The web resource GSPLANET and The Magazine are focused on English speaking kettlebell community. You can find information about world kettlebell sport, official IUKL events schedule and learn about nutrition and training in each issue of our magazine, you can also find the overview of the past and future events and read interesting facts about kettlebell history.
On the 1st of March 2014 the first issue of GS Planet The Magazine was published online and it was also printed in limited quantities. Here is its content:
- Best Athlete of the year 2013 in North America
- IUKL World Championship 2013 in Tyumen, Russia
- Team "Make it happen" at Pittsburgh Championship '14
- USA Events calendar 2014
- Interview with Ksenia Dedukhina
- Training tips
etc.
Alexander Bodrov, the head editor of GS PLANET The Magazine and American Kettlebell Alliance General Secretary, thanks the VFGS and Valentin Egorov (the head editor of the Russian magazine"Гиревой спорт в России и в мире") for cooperation and shared information.
In 2014, four issues of GS The Planet Magazine will be published. The following issues will include the events schedules of European and Australian kettlebell unions, more tips about training and nutrition, facts and history of Kettlebell Sport and many other things.
Together we’ll make the Sport better!


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World Cup 2014. Stage 1, Paris

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Kettlebell world cup 2014, ParisStage 1 of IUKL World Cup 2014 was held February 1-2 in Paris. IUKL planed to hold 6 stages this year.

There were participants from Croatia, England, France, Russia and another countries.

The next World Cup stage will be in Chelyabinsk (Russia) 25-28 of April. Another stages:S-Peterburg (Russia), Darlington (England), Las-Vegas (USA) and Melbourne (Australia).


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World Championship 2013

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World Championship 2013

World Championship 2013/ Guest

World Kettlebell Championship was finished in Tyumen (Russia) last weekend. It was great event. A lot of people came there to compete from 22 countries. There were a lot of great results, a lot of new world records! Organizers provider a free flight from Moscow to Tyumen and from Tyumen to Moscow. It was full plane of kettlebell lifters (160 places).

It was very nice event! Very beautiful hall, nice medals, video broadcast, a lot of guests, celebratory opening ceremony. 

Russian team was strongest again. The second place – Ukraine, third place – Kazakhstan. Also there were really strong participants from Finland, USA, Croatia, Finland and Ireland.

Judges decided the best result was achieved by Denis Vasil’ev (Russia). His long cycle numbers = 90 reps in weight category 85 kg. He received a price 10 thousands euros!  

There was meeting of IUKL members and they decided to hold the next IUKL World Championship in Hamburg (Germany), European Championship – in Kiev (Ukraine).

World Championship 2013/ Secretary


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European Cup 2013

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European Kettlebell Cup 2013, Zagreb

European kettlebell Cup and World Championship among seniors and veterans were held in Zagreb (Croatia) 19-20 of October. It was great kettlebell event. There competed more then 200 athletes from 21 countries.

There are a lot of great results. For example Italian sportsman Mattia Amodio won LC in 85 kg weight class with result 90 reps. It’s new world record. Anton Anasenko achieved new record in snatch – 207 reps. Croatian team won relay among veterans. They achieved better result then Russian team.

The next kettlebell event will be in Russia – IUKL World Championship. November 20-24.


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European Championship among youths 2013

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European Championship among youths 2013

Hamburg city (Germany) was a center of youth kettlebell sport. IUKL European championship among youths was held here 27-28 of July. Main organizer of this event was “Hamburger Gewichtheber-Verband e.V.”.  

Youths competed with kettlebells 16 and 24 kg. (girls younger then 16 years old used 12 kg kettlebells). The best result in biathlon: weight class 85 kg, jerk 164 + snatch 177 – Sergey Balabanov (Russia). The best in long cycle: 102 reps in weight class 75 kg – Konstantin Betekhtin (Russia).


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World Kettlebell Championship 2013 will be in Russia

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IUKL World Kettlebell Championship 2013 will be in Tyumen city, Russia. Dates of this event: November 20-24, 2013.

Here you can see promotion video...


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