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…
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!!!!! 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 email@example.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…
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
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORlSKR84s0I
In this short radio interview, Shannon Pigdon from Lonedog Training and GSAA commitee in Albury talks to Joesph from the local ABC radio station about the the growth of Girevoy (Kettlebell) Sport in Australia and the up and coming Nationals in Albury this year in 2017. Listen to here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwDj3rc14bQ Find out more about 2017 GSAA National competition here
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/
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/