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Free online classes during quarantine time

It is really hard time for evreryone around the World – it is coronavirus quarantine. All gyms are closed in all cities. We made a video about home and outdoor training:
We desided to try to unite staying home kettlebell lifters from different cities and countries. We run free online kettlebell classes. Two times a week we train online all together. Every training is 35-45 minutes of non stop lifting (many different exercises).
Our team: instructors Ksenia Dedyukhina, Sergey Merkulin and Valentin Egorov. And our technical instructor Amanda Wegner.
Welcome to our online classes every Tuesday and Saturday. And my online coaching service still working too!

Aleksander Ilin’s memorial tournament in Rybisnk

We have annual kettlebell tournament in Rybinsk. It is memorial of world champion Aleksander Il’in. He was very strong athlete of heavy bodyweoght class.
Athletes can use kettlebells of different weight: 24,28,32 kg for males and 8-24 kg for females.
This time we had around 170 competitors here. We hope to see external competitors the next year 😉

Asian Kettlebell Championship 2019 in New Delhi

IUKL Asian kettlebell championship this time was held in India, New Delhi.
We still have not so many countries for such competitions. Athletes from Kazakhstan, Japan, India, Russia and China were competing there. It was only second official Asian championship in kettlebell sport history.
We hope the next year we will have more athletes. We have few candidates where it maybe held: India, Kazakhstan, Russia.

World Championship 2019

World Kettlebell Championship was held in Serbian city Novi Sad. We had so many athletes from 34 countries. It was pleasure to meet agian all of them. We are looking for making better events every year.
Also we had meeting with WKSF representatives. We disscused any types of cooperations. Maybe we will make any events together.

IF Forum 2019 in Lausanne

Forum of International Sport federations 2019
International federations (IF) Forum 2019 was held in Lausanne. It was really interesting and useful event.
IOC President Thomas Bach had really impressive speach on openning ceremony. International Union of kettlebell lifting (IUKL) got observer Status of GAISF for 2 more years.
They highly appreciated results of our work. IUKL getting stronger and stronger every year.

Russian Kettlebell Cup 2019

Russian kettlebell cup 2019
We had Russian kettlebell cup 19-22 September in Tomsk city. Tomsk is really strong region of kettlebell sport. They made fantastic event. Everything was really nice and comfortable! You can see one of flights here:
My best achievement is only second place of snatch this time. It was not easy competing)))) I plan my next competing on our home tournament – memorial of Aleksander Ilin 10-12 Dec in Rybinsk.
During this competition we made a little interview with RGSF (Russian girevoy sport federation) President Igor Solodov: (only in Russian).
The next goal – judging of World Championship 2019 in Novi Sad (Serbia).

Kettlebell Summer 2019

This summer was full of intensive training and coaching.. We had a final of Russian championship in June in Kazan. It was not so successful for me – I got forth place. My jerk was not so good, the main mistake was wrong weight loss. I have to lose more than 5 kg before each competition.
End of June we had European kid’s championship in Paris. It was really nice trip and we got great results. FIVE young athletes from my Rybinsk Kettlebell Club achieved first places! We brought home five gold medals!
After that I was concentrated on coaching and extra promotion of kettlebell sport in my home region of Russia. I got more students and more online students. My sports school won regional competition among different sports schools (we had best results of Russian and International competitions during the last year).
Also we made a new video interview with few times World champion Vladimir Gurov. It is really interesting experience for me.
In two weeks I will compete at the Cup of Russia. I train together with my students. Welcome to train with us!
Join me on Instagram:

IUKL at SportAccord 2019

SportAccord 2019 in Queensland
5-10 May IUKL represented kettlebell sport at SportAccord in Queensland (Australia).
IUKL had 4 delegates: Valentin Egorov (Russia), Rhonda Glick (USA), Cheryl Schneider (Australia) and Shannon Pigdon (Australia). We tried to tell about kettlebell sport for all participants of this great event.
We had lot of talking with many different companies working around sport. Also we showed live kettlebell sport for GAISF team and made a little report about IUKL work.
Now we are looking for work for getting status of full member in GAISF. We need more accredited national kettlebell federations around the World!
You can watch a short video about IUKL stand here:

Outdoor kettlebell festival in Seoul

Valentin Egorov on kettlebell festival in Seoul
This time we with KFKL (Korean federation of kettlebell lifting) had a new format of kettlebell event. It was 2 days outdoor kettlebell lifting festival. Competitions, master-classes, demonstration show were included in this festival. The second day famous Korean singers were singing during kettlebell event. Very many people were watching kettlebell lifting. It was really interesting event for participators and for visitors.
Kettlebell fistival in Seoul 2019

Semifinal of Russian Championship in Rybinsk

Semifinal of Russian championship 2019 Rybinsk
We just finished holding the semifinal of Russian championship on girevoy sport (kettlebell lifting). It was in my hometown – Rybinsk. More than 300 athletes from 31 regions of Russia came to Rybinsk for competing. It was really good competition, we tried to make best conditions for athletes and beautiful view for visitors. And we did it!
I was competing too. Really not easy to organize such event and compete the same time. I achieved 88 jerks and 128 snatches and took 2-nd place. Still strong)))
So we hope to see more and more participants of different competition in Rybinsk city.

Aleksandr Il’in Memorial Tournament of kettlebell lifting in Rybinsk

We were holding 6th kettlebell memorial tournament of World Champion Aleksander Il’in in my hometown Rybinsk. We have more and more athletes every year. This time around 150 athletes from 18 regions of Russia.
I would like to invite all of you to the next competition, December 2019! Welcome!
You can watch a short video-clip here.

Training seminar and ASIAN Championship 2018

It was my longest trip to Korea. We had girevoy sport seminar 24th-25th November and training with Korean team Seoul. Then we were training together during 5 days.
After that we came to Busan city for holding the first official Asian kettlebell championship. It was
amazing competition!! Athletes from 8 countries were there for competing: China, Mongolia, Russia, Japan, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and South Korea.
The day before championship we had IUKL judges seminar.
Many thanks to organizers of this great competition! KFKL – you are really strong team!! Well done guys!

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: