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TAFISA GAMES 2016

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TAFISA GAMES 2016The 6-thTAFISA World Sport for All Games will be held 6-12 October in Jakarta (Indonesia). Kettlebell sport was included in a program of the Games. Previously known that kettlebell competition will consist of three standard disciplines: biathlon and long cycle for male athletes and snatch for female athletes. Also they will have standard weight of kettlebells for this competition: 32 kg for men and 24 kg for women (only professional class). BUT all athletes will compete in same bodyweight class. Absolute bodyweight class, no any categories.

The last TAFISA Games were held in Siauliai (Lithuania) in 2012. TAFISA has Games ones for four years. So it will be interesting event and useful for kettlebell sport development. Welcome!


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Indian National Kettlebell Competition

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Mumbai 2016, kettlebell competition3rd EKFA National Kettlebell Competition in India was held in Mumbai on 10th Jan 2016. For awareness they conducted Kettlebell competition in 5 states of India: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Indore. They received very good response as compared to first 2 years. In all competitions combining together were over 100 athletes competing.

Indian events are powered by Bodypower expo and unlimited nutrition. EKFA is affiliated to IUKL and is working to develop Kettlebell athletes across country.


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The New Year kettlebell event in Russia

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Russian kettlebell snatch 2016End of 2015 they in Russia had all-Russian kettlebell marathonRussian snatch - 2016”. Rules of “Russian snatch” are very easy. Every participant should do 2016 snatches with 16 kg kettlebell. The athlete who shows the best time of snatch will win this competition. 

They in Russia had a lot of same competitions in different cities around the country the same time. Some people did snatch without competition – just to take part of this great event.

The first time same style competition was held in December 2012 in Tomsk city. This year it became all-russian kettlebell event.

Kettlebell lifters have oun style of celebrating the New year!


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IUKL World Championships result

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IUKL World Championships 2015

IUKL World Kettlebell Championship was held 26-29 November in Dublin (Ireland). A little less than 600 athletes came to Ireland for competing. World championships among juniors and veterans were held the same time and the same place. 37 countries were in list of team results protocol.

Many athletes have really professional results. Nobody knew who will win gold, silver and bronze medals. Russian competitors achieved great result. Also athletes from Kazakhstan, USA, Ireland had a lot of high results.

Russian team has first place of team competition. Kazakhstan – second place, USA – third place.
You can find full results file in our result section.

They had IUKL representatives meeting on the second competition day. They were talking about kettlebell competitions in 2016. The calendar of competitions 2016 you can find in our Kettlebell events section.
World Championship 2016 will be in Kazakhstan.


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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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