2017 IUKL World Championships Qualifying Athletes

2017 IUKL World Championships Qualifying Athletes

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Congratulations to the athletes that have qualified for the Australian team.

The IUKL World Championships will be held in Seoul, South Korea from the 15th – 19th November 2017.

Men’s Long Cycle
Kristian Karlsen – Pro <85kg
Roger Ruzzier – Amateur <85kg
Henry Morgan – Veteran <95kg

Womens Long Cycle
Cheryl Schneider – Pro +68kg
Valerie Abbott – Amateur <63kg
Sharyn Millis – Amateur +68kg
Emma Francis – Amateur <68kg
Barbara Baugh – Amateur <63kg
Sarah Blatchford – Amateur <58kg
Georgia Welsh – Jnr / Amateur +68kg
Saga Wessman – Amateur <53kg

Men’s Biathlon
James Ross – Pro <85kg
Shannon Pigdon – Amateur <85kg
Simon Haikaka – Amateur <85kg
David Okabey – Amateur <95kg

Women’s Snatch
Steph Jessup – Pro <68kg
Cheryl Schneider – Pro +68kg
Valerie Abbott – Amateur <63kg
Eilish Kidd – Amateur <63kg
Sharyn Millis – Amateur +68kg
Jenny Krasny – Amateur +68kg
Jenny Fletcher – Amateur <68kg
Saga Wessman – Amateur <53kg
Joanne Morgan – Veteran +68kg

IKMF Australia Announces Merger with GSAA

IKMF Australia Announces Merger with GSAA

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IKMF (Australia) is very pleased to announce that it was unanimously voted at the GSAA AGM to merge as one the traditional and marathon events under GSAA calendar.

We are very excited and are looking forward to 2018 and beyond and the growth of the sport in Australia.

Congratulations Don Grant on becoming the Australian Rep for IKMF and joining the GSAAA Committee.

Just another step in the Growth of the Girevoy Sport in Australia.

Thank You From The 2017 Nationals

Thank You From The 2017 Nationals

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THANK YOU!!!!!

We had an AMAZING DAY at the Australian Nationals. We have so many people to thank.

First of all a huge shout out goes to Kettlebell Kings who went out of their way to provide their BRILLIANT bells to Australia for the first time for this event. (YES, you can still purchase these bells so email them at info@kettlebellkings.com)

Second Thanks to every competitor who came and left it on the platform. As we said the standard we have seen this year’s has been astonishing and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

To everyone who volunteered and help make the day what it was we are truly grateful. The day would not have worked so wonderfully if it was not for you!

To the media that came down through the day, who interviewed us in the lead up we are so humbled to that you let us spread the Kettlebell Love.

To the Albury HWL crew who came down gave free massages, assessments and generally kept the masses happy THANK YOU.

To Lonedog the Host’s, the standard has been lifted!

Some snaps from the day from the very talented Riksu Photography. Thank You.

Bendigo Magazine – Kettlebells

Bendigo Magazine – Kettlebells

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The efforts of our Kettlebell community this year have been Amazing. Yet another Publication, this time about our members down in Bendigo.
Well done Rockhard Training/Kettlebells for shining the light on our sport!

Coach Don Grant takes everyday Central Victorians and builds them into world-beating athletes, whose feats raising heavy cast-iron balls rank right up with the best.
Nine members of his Rock Hard Training gym represented Australia at the world kettlebell marathon championships in Denmark, bringing home nine medals, including seven gold, and four world records (Melanie Harris, Jen Fletcher, Hayley Lethlean and Maxine Smith).

Read the full story here http://www.bendigomagazine.com.au/?p=55140

 

Border North East Members Spreading Awareness

Border North East Members Spreading Awareness

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9 News story – The Border North East Members spreading awareness on our next Comp Down in Bendigo and the Australian Nationals which will be hosted in Albury. Competitors will battle it out for glory in Bendigo this weekend for the last event of the kettlebell regional titles, before the Nationals in August.

 

Melanie Harris smashes world kettlebell record

Melanie Harris smashes world kettlebell record

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AN ATTEMPT to gain a rare international qualification has ended in something even more impressive for Melanie Harris.

The Bendigo kettlebell ace was striving to achieve the rank of master of sport international class (MSIC), when she competed in a Ketacademy sanctioned half-marathon event this month.

Harris became only the third Australian athlete to obtain her MSIC, which is the highest international ranking in the sport.

But what unfolded next for the Bendigo athlete made her success doubly sweet.

Read the rest of the article here : http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4756636/harris-smashes-world-kettlebell-record/

Millis selected for Australian team to compete in Seoul

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Just five months after competing on the world kettlebell stage, Sharyn Millis has again booked a spot in the Australian team but this time she’s gone one better.

Millis competed in the 16kg snatch at the International Union of Kettlebell Lifting World Championship in Kazakhstan last year and she will again compete in the same event along with the 16kg one-arm long cycle at the 2017 edition at Seoul, South Korea in November.

The Bellistic – CrossFit 2680 owner put up enough reps in both events at the Victorian State Championships to gain selection.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.areanews.com.au/story/4623236/seoul-searching/