International Federation’s Forum 2018

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 5: Valentin Egorov, Executive Director International Union of Kettlebell Lifting during the IF Forum 2018 on November 5, 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images for SportAccord

/Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images for SportAccord/

Thomsa Bach - IOC PresidentI took part of IF’s Forum 2018 in Lausanne like IUKL representative. After opening ceremony I had short meeting with Mr. Thomas Bach – International Olympic committee President. This time I had a little gift for him – the badge with logotype of our kettlebell federation and I showed him video from the last World Champioship in Latvia.
Forum was 3 days long. Main topics of the forum were: blockchain technology for money transfer and cryptocurrency; 5G in live sports broadcasting; event\ticketing pricing ect…
IUKL has Observer status in GAISF at the moment. Our goal – to get status of Full member. I made a little presentation for report about our work during this year (IUKL has 7 more members then the last year).
GAISF invites us to take part of the SportAccord convention 2019 in Queensland (Australia). It will be great sports event. More than 100 International sport federations will be represented there, more than 1000 other organizations and more than 100000 visitors. We are thinking witch way of participation will be better for us but we will be there any way!

Worlds 2018, new position in IUKL

World Championship 2018, Daugavpils, kettlebell sport
World kettlebell championship 2018 was held in Latvian Daugavpils. Really lot of great results!! Many professional athletes! We didn’t know who will win till the end of last minute of each flight. Five greatest absolute world records: Jerk – 176, Snatch – 225, biathlon – 288,5; ladie’s snatch – 213, ladie’s LC – 73. It was very impressive!
Also we had IUKL conference. 25 delegates from different countries were voting for the new IUKL Board. I was elected as an executive director of IUKL. I’ll be trying to work for better developing kettlebell sport around the World.

May 2018 was so interesting…

10-13 May we had European championship in Hungary. Same time there were championships among juniors and veterans.
I was judging of this awesome event. Really lot of strong athletes were competing. 24 European teams were represented there. Many thanks to main organizer László Barcsik.
In a few days after Europaens we had final of Russian Nationals. I competed there and achieved only 5th place. But I had only 4 repetitions less then 3rd place. So I have to train little more ))) My results: 86 jerks and 123 snatches.
Now I’m planning to go to the first IUKL Asia Championship in Korea. We will have a special training seminar before this competition.

Coefficients for kettlebells of different weight

Lot of people asked me about coefficients for kettlebells of different weight. We need them for little local competition where all participants have different weight of kettlebells. I would like to public my table of coefficients which we use on our regional competitions in Rybinsk.

Table of points for each repetition with kettlebells of different weight:

Weight of kettlebell
8 кг.
10 кг. 1,3
12 кг.


14 кг. 2,8
16 кг. 4,5
18 кг. 6
20 кг. 8
22 кг. 9
24 кг. 11
26 кг. 13
28 кг. 15
30 кг. 18
32 кг. 22

Indian kettlebell lifting federation

Indian kettlebell lifting federation, 2018
I just finished my 3 days trip to New Delhi – capital of India. Vipin Kumar President of KLFI (Kettlebell Lifting Federation of India) invited me. The first day we had judges seminar, we had lot of talking about competition rules. The second day we had the first Indian National Championship. I was the head judge of this comp. I didn’t know so many Indian athletes before..
And the last day we had training workshop. We were working on technique of jerk, snatch and long cycle. Guys plan to take part of the first IUKL Asian championship in South Korea end of June 2018.

Semifinal of Russian championship

Semifinal of Russian championship 2018
We just finished semifinal of Russian kettlebell championship in Novovoronezh city. I was competing and won second place with result 90 jerks and 126 snatches. My next competition – Russian championship – end of May, Saint Petersburg.

Russian youth’s kettlebell championship 2018 in Rybinsk

Russian youths kettlebell championship 2018 in Rybinsk
I was the main organizer of Russian youth’s kettlebell championship which was held in my hometown Rybinsk 6th-10th February. We had really a lot of work around this big event. 557 participants from different Russian regions came to our city to take part of this competition. But we did it ). BTW it was the first Russian competition with ladie’s double arm LC in official program.
Two our boys won this championship and became a members of Russian youth’s national team. My student Ekaterina Mayorova won 3rd place in snatch.
You can watch my short clip about this event:

World Championship 2017

World Championship 2017 of Kettlebell lifting
IUKL World championship was 15th-19th November in Seoul (South Korea). Competition was in Olympic park where Olympic Games 1988 were hosted. This time around 500 athletes from 35 countries came to Seoul for competing.
I was the head judge of this competition. It was really not easy)) Lot of people, lot of questions. Many thanks to organizers of this championship – KFKL and personally Kyu Yeon Park. It was really great kettlebell event!
Also I would like to congratulate my student Nikolay Fillipov – he won junior’s competition In biathlon. Another my student Pavel Zakharov got a place in national team but he couldn’t come to Seoul because problems with his traveling passport 🙁
Thanks to all athletes for nice time of this competition!

SportAccord IF Forum 2017

SportAccord IF Forum 2017, Lausanne I was in World Olympic capital – Lausanne second time this year. I came here as IUKL representative to take part of SportAccord International Federations (IF) Forum which was hosted in hotel Royal Savoy. It was 3 day hard but interesting work. Lot of communications. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach was on opening ceremony.
They gave me original GAISF certificate of IUKL observer status and told me our next tasks for growing and how to achieve full member status. We also had discussion about IUKL antidoping situation and about relationships with other kettlebell federations.
GAISF representatives invited IUKL to take part of SportAccord convention 15-20th April in Bangkok. We can represent girevoy sport on this great event. More than 100 International Sports Federations will be represented there.
IOC President Thomas Bach

Kettlebell workshop in Yaroslavl

29th October I had my first girevoy sport seminar in my native region – in Yaroslavl city (I live in Rybinsk – 80 km from Yaroslavl). It was very simple workshop for beginners. All participants never trained with kettlebells before. We tried classic kettlebell exercises (jerk, snatch and long cycle), assistant exercises with kettlebells and cirle training. During training we had a lot of talking about girevoy sport: athletes, coaches, competitions training methods ect.
Welcome to our big kettlebell family!
Girevoy sport workshop in Yaroslavl

Korean trip…

I had Korean trip again. This time I had more activities. The first task was seminar with girevoy sport beginners and training with Korean team for WC 2017. Korean team getting bigger and stronger every year.
IUKL vice-President Igor Solodov came to Seoul 3 days later then me. We with KFKL guys had meeting with TAFISA President – Mr. Ju Ho Chang. We had talking about World Championship 2017 (he will come to opening ceremony), about 25th TAFISA World Congress and about European Games. It was really interesting and useful meeting.
After that we were watching the competition venue for WC 2017 in Seoul Olympic Park, new special kettlebells for WC and new score boards.
BTW As you remember we were in Lausanna for SportAccord membership workshop. And I just received information that IUKL became member of GAISF. Congratulates to all kettlebell lifters!

Russian kettlebell cup 2017

A few days ago we had a Russian girevoy sport cup. It was held in Alushta city. This time RGSF changed rules of weight in. Athletes should be weighted in two hours before competing. Many people changed their bodyweight classes.
I still competed in my lovely category – 63 kg. I achieved 86 jerks and 124 snatches. I won second place (straight after Johnny Benidze). And! I won first place in snatch!
My student Nikolay Nesterenko won second place too. And another student Evgeny Zhukov achieved master of sport class.

SportAccord membership workshop 2017

Jenny Mann (IOC)SportAccordSportAccord membership workshop was held in Lausanne (Switzerland). We (me and IUKL vice-President Igor Solodov) took part of this event. We got a lot of useful information from them.
Personal meetings with sport federations were the second day of this workshop. We introduced them kettlebell sport, showed our presentation and told about all aspects of the work of IUKL.
International Olympic Committee representatives were there too. They like our sport and our meeting was very friendly.
I hope they will make a decision about IUKL membership very soon. It will be biggest step of the long way to Olympics!
*Left picture – me and Jenny Mann – head of sport partnership at International Olympic Committee.
International Olympic Committee, Lausanne

New medals 2017

I didn’t post anything here for a long time. I was worry they lost my posts for last two years…
I had a few events for the last 3 months. Two my students won silver medals of junior’s Russian championships. Then one of them – Nikolay Filippov – won first place of European junior’s championship in Daugavpils. I competed last month too. I won silver medal of semi-final of Russian Nationals. Final competitions will be 9-112 June in Tomsk city.
Also we have a lot of work around preparations for Worlds 2017 in Seoul. Regulations already was made. We awaiting for application forms from participants. We plan more then 40 countries will come to Seoul this year! Competitions will be hosted in Seoul Olympic Park!

GIREVIK-ONLINE – the new online kettlebell store

I finally run the International online store for kettlebell lifting. It is part of website
Weightlifting shoes, belts, t-shirts, cycling shorts, sport chalk, kettlebells and other things… All goods in this store made in Russia. Best quality from russian factories.
Permalink of the new online shop:
Enjoy equipment from professionals!

Seoul. Kettlebell seminar and Olympic Park

Seoul  - kettlebell sport seminar17-18th December we had one more Korean kettlebell seminar. More and more Korean people like to lift kettlebells. KFKL already started forming their team for the next year World Championship. They will be owners of those competition, they should prepare full team and try to achieve high place.
We also checked Olympic Park for WC 2017 – all rooms for judges and athletes, hotel and other things. It’s a best place for competition in a city. I hope it will be really great kettlebell event.
Girevoy sport seminar. Seoul 2016

Worlds 2016 in Kazakhstan

World kettlebell Championship 2016. AktobeWorld Kettlebell Championship was held 27-30 October in Aktobe city (Kazakhstan). I was secretary of this competition. A lot of athletes competed there. More then 30 countries were represented there. Our Russian team won team competition and most gold medals in individuals… I filmed many interesting lifters, you can find videos on GirevikOnline channel.
IUKL judges cometee confirmed me for the role of head judge WC 2017 (it will be hosted in Seoul – South Korean capital). We already discussed with KFKL (Korean federation of kettlebell lifting) many points of holding this great event.

World kettlebell Championship 2016. Aktobe

Russian Kettlebell Cup 2016

Russian Kettlebell cup 2016
Today (24th September) I competed on Russian Cup of Girevoy sport. I was in Alushta city of Russian autonomous Republic of Crimea. I achieved second place and silver medal. My numbers were 90 jerks (I used only 9 min 30 sec) and 127 snatches. I still have not bad result but I think it’s time to increase my numbers))) (I hope I’ll do it the next year).

Also two my students won bronze medals. It was good achievment for me too).
You can watch my shatch set here:

aaaaaa…. they lost lot of my posts….

They on hosting server lost my posts from June 2014 till September 2016 🙁 I’m really sad…
I still have pictures from all posts, I’ll add them here later…

Russian Kettlebell Championship 2014

Russian kettlebell championship 2014
Final of Russian Girevoy sport Championship was held June 2-6 in Kirov city. I won bronze medal in biathlone in 63 kg weight class. My result was 88 jerks and 126 snatches.
The second day of competition we had the RGSF meeting. We planned kettlebell events for 2015. Semifinal of russian championship and russian championship among universities will be holding in Rybinsk in April and in November 2015. Also we will hold RGSF judges seminar in Rybinsk, December 4-7, 2014 (we invite external participants too!).

New belts for kettlebell lifters

Weightlifting beltI’m glad to offer for you the new type of belts special for kettlebell lifters. The width of this belt is 12 cm. – it’s corresponding international rules. All sizes in stock every time! (6 sizes).
A lot of peaple in Russia tried such belts and they like them.
You can see more information in my shop.

International Festival of Kettlebell Sport

International Kettlebell Festival 2014 in Saint PetersburgInternational girevoy sport festival is holding in Saint Petersburg now. It includes the third stage of Grand Prix series, the third stage of World cup, European Championship. It’s 7 days of kettlebell competitions! Representatives of 28 countrises came to S-Petersburg. More then 350 partisipants.
I competed in stage of World Cup and won the first place. My biathlon result was 153,5 in 63 kg bodyweight class.

The second stage of World Cup 2014 in Chelyabinsk

Kettlebell World cup 2014, ChelyabinskThe second stage of Kettkebell World cup was held in Chelyabinsk (Russia) 23-24 of April. A lot of people competed there…
I achieved my new personal best – 154 points in biathlone (jerk 93 and snatch 122 in 63 kg bodyweight class) and won the second place (Johnny Benidze was first). It was really great event. Thanks to Ivan Denisov for best comditions of competing!
The next stage of World cup will be in Saint Peterburg 9-10 of May. I’ll be there…

Russian Championship among Juniors

Juniors russian championship on kettlebell sport 2014
20-24 of March we hold all-russian championship on kettlebell sport among juniors (till 23 years old). We had near 200 participants from 34 russian regions. We had a lot of new junior records. Head coach of Russian national team found new members for international juniors competitions 2014.
Rybinsk team has two gold medals in biathlon and one bronze in long cycle.

Korean Kettlebell Seminar

korean kettlebell seminar 2014
korean girevoy sport seminarMarch 8-9 we hold the second Korean RGSF seminar in Seoul. Two Korean lifters competed on World Championship in Tyumen after last seminar. They created Korean Federation of Kettlebell Lifting (KFKL).
Now they are working on development of girevoy sport around Korea. This time we had more students. All of them will compete the next month on the first Korean kettlebell competition.

The new issue of russian magazine about kettlebell sport

Magazine "Girevoy sport in Russia and around the World" #6
We just printed the new issue of magazine “Girevoy sport in Russia and around the World” №6. It has a lot of interesting information – 60 pages. Most interesting materials:
– World Championship 2013 (Tyumen, Russia),
– The new russian official rank table for 2014-2017 years,
– Ivan Belyaev – the Great athlet,
– Material about training of young athlets.
– and a lot of another information
You can buy this magasine from me..

World kettlebell championship 2013 in Tyumen

World kettlebell championship 2013, Tyumen

World kettlebell Championship 2013 is finished in Tyumen, Russia. It was really great event for all kettlebell lifter. We had more then 250 participants from 22 countries. It was very interesting to watch a lot of great results every flight. The level of competition is so high. Conditions for athletes were perfect. A lot of new world records. They made 105 drug tests.
Organizers made a video broadcast through internet. A lot of people from 42 countries was watching our Championship.
Team competition won Russian team, second place – Ukraine, 3-rd – Kazakhstan.
The next IUKL World Championship will be in Hamburg (Germany), middle of November 2014. See you there!!

European Cup 2013

European Kettlebell Cup 2013, ZagrebI just came back from Zagreb (Croatia). They held IUKL European Cup. I think it was the best IUKL competition. There competed athletes from 21 countries, more then 200 participants. I hope all IUKL competitions in future will have more and more participants.
Conditions were good for competing and I achieved my best jerk and biathlon numbers. My jerk is 93 reps, snatch – 109, biathlon – 147,5.
As I know the next year we have 6 stages of World Cup. It will be really interesting to compete and meet more athletes.
I hope to meet a lot of strong kettlebell lifters in Tyumen city on World Championship.
So many thanks to organizers of competition in Zagreb!

WC 2013 comming soon

world-championship-2013-on-kettlebell-liftingI’ll be a secretary of IUKL World Championship 2013 in Tyumen. You can ask me any questions about this competition.
As we promised we have a free flight for all partisipants from Moscow to Tyumen and from Tyumen to Moscow:
– 20 of November, 2013 Moscow (Domodedovo) – Tyumen (Roshchino), departure time from 11:00 to 12:00;
– 24 of November, 2013 Tyumen (Roshchino) – Moscow (Domodedovo), departure time from 10:00 to 11:00.
You have to come to Domodedovo airport 2 hours before flight!
At the moment we have information about partisipants from these countries: Estonia, USA, Kyrgyzstan, India, Denmark, Belorussia, Croatia, Lithuania, Germany, Ukraine, France, South Korea, Finland, Ireland, Australia, Japan, Latvia, Russia.
if you didn’t find your country in this list is means we didn’t get information from you.
Full information about participants is available now. Total 257 participants of 21 countries. Download >>
Ask your questions in comments of this post…

First korean kettlebell seminar

Girevoy sport seminar, Seoul, Korea, 2013, RGSF
Korean kettlebell seminar 2013We just finished first Korean girevoy sport (kettlebell sport) seminar. We held it under RGSF. It was two days seminar in Seoul. We were working on their technique and talking about training methods for growing their results and about competition participating. A few guys really can lift kettlebells and their technique is good at the moment.
Now they have no a team for international competitions but they promised to come to Russia to compete on World Championship 2013 (in Tyumen). They liked our seminar and they want to develop kettlebell sport in South Korea. They have a lot of plans around kettlebells. I like this seminar so much!