EPIC BATTLE OF THE KETTLEBELL BEST
Kettlebell Sport is a weightlifting sport performed with kettlebells that originates from Russia.
Unlike Olympic or Power Lifting which is about maximal weight lifted, the sport of kettlebell lifting is classified as a cyclical sport where competitors have to lift a submaximal load, and perform as many repetitions as they can in a 10 minute time frame or longer to become champion.
Only one hand switch is permitted in a single kettlebell 10 minute events but you can multiple switch in kettlebell marathon events. There are 3 classic kettlebell lifts which are performed which include the Snatch, Jerk and Long Cycle.
Schedule includes Two Kettlebell Sport Competitions, Kettlebell Sport Showdown demonstration and Juggling performances.
In 2017 we had two competitions at the third Arnold Sports Festival Australia which included the “KBA Melbourne Open Championship” – Stage 4 World Grand Prix & the “1st IGSF Australia Cup”. In addition Kettlebell Sport Demonstrations included an epic Kettlebell Sport Showdown and Kettlebell Juggling Performances with International World Champions. Some of Australia’s top kettlebell sport athletes, teams and other outstanding international world champions competed at the event.
This event showcased a variety of Kettlebell Sport events using the Kettlebell Athletica/Ketacademy Ranking Table. All rules and regulations were in accordance with the World Association of Kettlebell Clubs and Kettlebell Athletica. Lifters needed to perform a certain number of repetitions/points in their weight class to achieve an official International rank. Ranks from Professional to Beginner: MSIC Master of Sport International Class, MS – Master of Sport, CMS – Candidate for Master of Sport, Rank 1, 2 and 3. Athletes also competed to Win Medals and qualify to represent Australia at Worlds!
Ranking Table Link: http://kettlebellathletica.com.au/wgp/rules-rankskba-ketacademy/kba-ketacademy/
QUALIFY TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT THE IGSF AND IKMF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!
The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival Kettlebell Sport competition was also the official qualifier for Australian athletes who want to represent Australia and compete at the “25th IGSF World Championships” held in Greece this year, and qualifier in 2017 for the “3rd IKMF Kettlebell Marathon World Championship” held in Italy.
Snatch, Jerk, Long Cycle, Biathlon, Kettlebell Marathon and Kettlebell Relay.
BODY WEIGHT DIVISIONS
Women: 53, 58, 63, 68, 68, 73, 73+
Men: 63, 68, 73, 78, 85, 95, 105, 105+
KETTLEBELL WEIGHT DIVISIONS
Male Lifter: Professional 32kg & 40 kg, Amateur 28 kg & 24kg, Novice 20kg & 16kg
Female Lifter: Professional 28 kg & 24kg, Amateur 20 kg & 16kg, Novice 12kg & 8 kg
CONTACT DETAILS AND ATHLETE REGISTRATION
Athletes had the opportunity to compete in multiple events.
One Event $120, Second Event $60 , Third Event $30
Registration link here: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1934194
All registered athletes will receive a FREE Expo event pass.
Kettlebell Athletica is the official Australian partner club to the “World Association of Kettlebell Clubs”, “Ketacademy”, and the “International Girevoy Sport Federation” and will bring together professional, amateur and novice kettlebell sport athletes to compete in one of the most highly challenging power endurance sports in the world at the third Arnold Sports Festival Australia. The International Kettlebell Grand Prix World Tournament series is being held by organizing club competitions in different countries according to the calendar of the WAKSC.
Come and see the Kettlebell Sport demonstrations at the Arnold Sports Festival Australia to learn more about Kettlebell Sport with world Champions.