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27th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship Recap Aus Team (Part 1 of 3 posts)

 

2019 27th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship organised by Kettlebell Athletica, Kettlebell Sport Australia Federation, and the International Girevoy Sport Federation at the Darebin Community Sports Stadium held in Melbourne on the 1 – 6th November!

We had 3 days of competitions and events with athletes representing from all around Australia, and world Note: We had over 100 athletes wanting to compete at the IGSF World Championship but unfortunately not all athletes including 5 teams got their visa approved in time and/or athletes were not able to attend for other reasons.

2019 IGSF Australia Team Results Recap (Results as a Team, Individual events, Kettlebell Relay, Ranks achieved, etc)
I want to begin by congratulating the 2019 IGSF Australia Team members who all made kettlebell sport history achieving outstanding results which resulted in winning 1st place as a team with a total of 210 points which is a 1st in the world across all federations representing Australia, and also made history being first Australia team to compete at the 1st Kettlebell Sport World Championship organised in Australia.  Australia placed 1st with 210 points, 2.India 189 points, 3. Ukraine 138 points, 4. USA 96 points, 5.Russia 46 points, and 6. Kazakstan 36 points.

Opening Ceremony picture with Australian Team members Adam Shields, James Ross, Roger Saheli, Dilip Selvam, Shauna Lamers, Tara Brandt, Marilyn Tuna, Tracey Walker, and Zivka Jadranka Marinovic

To qualify to represent Australia athletes had to compete at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival and achieve a minimum amount of repetitions and/or rank, and win 1st place in their event and weight class for the Elite division. There was no limit in the amateur men and veteran category! To qualify in 10 minute traditional events the minimum requirement for lifting in single arm events for the snatch & OALC for each weight class was rank CMS for both men and women in all divisions, and two arm lifts rank 1), marathon events (minimum of 300 repetitions) at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival. Note: Athletes who competed at the Arnold Sports festival who didn’t achieve the minimum requirement had a second chance to qualify at the KBA Perth Open which was also the second qualifier for amateur men and double kettlebell marathon.
The IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship included both traditional and marathon events over 3 days between the 2nd and 4th of November.
Traditional  events, divisions, kettlebell weight, body weight classes for men:
Long Cycle (TALC), Long Cycle (OALC), Biathlon (TAJ)
Youth, Adult, Veteran 
Elite: 32kg
Elite Under 23: 32kg
Amateurs: 24kg , Men Amateurs Under 23: 24kg
Veterans age divisions: 40-59 years: 24kg, 60-79 years: 16kg, +80 years: 12kg
Weight categories: 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90 and 90+
Traditional events, divisions, kettlebell weight, weight classes for women:
Two arm Long Cycle (TALC), one arm Long Cycle (OALC), Snatch,  and two arm Jerk (TAJ)
Youth, Adult & Veteran
Women Elite: 16kg
Women Under 23: 16kg
Women Veterans 35-54 years: 16kg, 55-74 years: 12kg, +75 years: 8kg
 Weight Categories 60,70, 70+
2019 Kettlebell Marathon events and weight classes for men and women
One Kettlebell
Snatch  and Long Cycle (OALC)
Two Kettlebells
Jerk (TAJ) and Long Cycle ( TALC)
Weight categories:
Men: up to 70, up to 80, up to 90, over 90 kg;
Women: up to 60, 70, over 70 kg.
All Athletes have the opportunity to compete in multiple events including Adult and Veteran divisions simultaneously depending  using the same kettlebell weight and/or lifting different kettlebell weights.
There was no limit in the marathon category!
NEW IGSF MARATHON EVENT:  For the first time in Kettlebell Sport history IGSF also included two arms Long Cycle and 2 arms Jerk for men and Women  in the Kettlebell Marathon event.  Women compete with 2 x 12 kg and men 2 x 24 kg in the TALC & TAJ Kettlebell Marathon events.  This year we had two Australian team members who made kettlebell sport history becoming 1st IGSF Kettlebell Marathon World Champions lifting two kettlebells winning Gold for Australia! Refer to Results below.
Note: The results of the IGSF kettlebell marathon event was not included for the team points.
Competition program

27th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship

Dates: 1 – 4 Novemberv 2019
Location: Darebin Community Sports Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

31st October – Day of arrival, accommodation of sports delegations.

1st November – Meeting of the Executive Committee of the IGSF, panel of judges, credentials committee, Meeting of panel of judges together with team representatives, athlete card registration and weighting of participants. Setup competition in venue at 10 PM (2.5 hours)

2nd November – opening of the competition, competitions: men, women, juniors, veterans, students (Long cycle with two kettlebells and one kettlebell, competition athletes with disabilities; award winners.

2019 IGSF World Championship Long Cycle athletes Tara Brandt (OALC), Marilyn Tuna (TALC), Tracey Walker (OALC) and IGSF Australia Representative/Captain Jad Marinovic (TALC & OALC) during the open ceremony Day 1 of competition! Photo credit Idezign Photography.

3rd November – competitions: men, women, juniors, veterans, students (exercises Biathlon (jerk + snatch ), women jerk two kettlebell, snatch); relay races; award winners.

4th November – Kettlebel Marathon events TAJ, TALC, OALC, and Snatch, award winners .

2019 IGSF Competitions are held in accordance with the Schedule, rules and Regulations of IGSF

RESULTS – The IGSF Australia Team members are from all around Australia (VIC,WA,QLD,NSW)
IGSF Australia Team members from Victoria (5 athletes)

James Ross won two Gold medals for Australia competing in Long Cycle performing 63 reps, and in Biathlon achieved 196 points performing 82 Jerks and 114 Snatches with 2 x 32 kg,  James is the first Australian male IGSF Long Cycle  and Biathlon world champion lifting 2 x 32 kg kettlebells which is an official IGSF Australia record.

James Ross with Marfula Mykola who both competed in the -90 w/c in biathlon.

Roger Saheli won Gold for Australia competing in Long Cycle (OALC) performing 105 repetitions with 1 x 24 kg in the -80 kg W/C. Roger is the 1st Australian to compete in the IGSF OALC for men which is an official IGSF Australia record.

Dilip Selvam won Gold for Australia competing in Long Cycle (OALC) Kettlebell Half Marathon performing 346 repetitions with 1 x 24 kg. Dilip is Australia’s 1st male IGSF Kettlebell Marathon world champion which is an official IGSF Australia record.

Shauna Lamers won Gold for Australia competing in Snatch with 16 kg -70 w/c becoming 1st IGSF Snatch World Champion for Australia in the -70 w/c which is an official IGSF Australia record.

Zivka Jadranka Marinovic won 6 Gold medals and 1 Silver Medal in Snatch competing in multiple events in both veteran and elite categories with 16kg including in Long Cycle (OALC 134 reps & TALC 42 reps -60 w/c), Snatch 178 reps -60 w/c, and Half Marathon with 2 x 12 kg kettlebells 169 reps -70 w/c.  Making history becoming 1st IGSF Kettlebell Marathon World Champion competing in TALC -70 kg w/c in the world & 1st IGSF TALC World Champion for Australia in -60  w/c 10 Min event which is an official IGSF Australia record. Picture with Team India members Bhutoria Binita 2nd, and Mankotia Sardana Preeti 3rd place.

 

Zivka Jadranka Marinovic pictured with Olena Kozhushko from Ukraine who both competed in the Snatch event in both Adult -60 w/c and Veteran events.

IGSF Australia Team members from NSW (1 athlete)

Adam Shields won two Gold medals for Australia competing in Biathlon in the amateur and veteran division with a total of 173 points performing 78 Jerks with 2 x 24 kg and 95 snatches in the  -90 w/c

IGSF Australia Team members from QLD (1 athlete)

Tara Brandt won 2 x Gold competing for Australia competing in Long Cycle and Snatch with 16 kg in 70+ w/c, becoming 1st IGSF Snatch and OALC World Champion for Australia in the 70+ w/c which is an official IGSF Australia record. Tara picture with Cherepakha-Volkova Lubov from Ukraine who both competed in OALC with 16 kg.

IGSF Australia Team members from WA (2 athletes)

Marilyn Tuna won two Gold medals for Australia competing in Long Cycle with 2 x 16 kg 81 reps 70+ w/c, and Long Cycle Kettlebell Half Marathon with 2 x 12 kg 289 reps in 70+ w/c. 1st IGSF Kettlebell Marathon World Champion competing in TALC 70+ kg w/c in the world, and 1st IGSF TALC World Champion for Australia in the 70+ w/c 10 min event which is an official IGSF Australia record.

 

Tracey Walker won 3 x Gold Medals for Australia competing in veteran and elite divisions in the Long Cycle (OALC) 121 reps -70 W/C, and OALC Kettlebell Half Marathon with 16 kg. 1st IGSF Kettlebell marathon world champion in OALC  -70 w/c for women which is an official IGSF Australia record.

NOTE: For all official results please refer to the official IGSF Website here: www.igsf.biz
Summary Australia team achieved a total of 20 Gold Medals (16 Traditional, and one Silver in traditional events, and 4 marathon events at the 2019 27th IGSF World Championship.
IGSF Ranks achieved by Australia team members.

1st International Girevoy Sport Federation Master of Sport rank achieved in 2017 at the 25th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World championship in Loutraki Greece and officials was presented at the 27th IGSF World during open ceremony in Melbourne Australia November 2nd 2019.

In addition to winning Gold and achieving a World Championship title, Silver or Bronze medal by performing the most repetitions in your event, division and w/c, athletes also have the opportunity to achieve an official IGSF Ranks competing at the IGSF 27th Kettlebell Sport World Championship.  To achieve a rank athletes have to perform a minimum amount of repetitions in their weight class, and you have to perform more reps for the same rank as you go up in your weight class. Ranks from professional to beginner include MSIC, MS, CMS, Rank 3, Rank 2 and Rank 1.  Currently IGSF ranks can be achieved in classic Long Cycle and Biathlon for men, and for women Snatch and OALC.

 

Australia team athletes ranks achieved include 2 x MSIC in OALC (Tara Brandt 70+ w/c and Jad Marinovic -60 w/c), 3 x MS (James Ross in Long Cycle -90 w/c, Jad Marinovic in Snatch -60 w/c, and Tracey Walker in OALC -70 w/c ), CMS ( James Ross in Biathlon -90 w/c, Shauna Lamers in Snatch -70 w/c & Tara Brandt Snatch 70+ w/c), Rank 2 (Adam Shields Biathlon)  Refer to more details below. Note:All athletes who achieved an official rank will be awarded with achievement at an official IGSF World Championship.  All athletes must send a passport photo to Australian representative with their event details to info@kettlebellathletica.com.au .

 

James Ross – achieved two IGSF Ranks which include Master of Sport rank performing X reps  -90 in Long Cycle, and CMS performing  X reps -90 w/c in Biathlon event.

Zivka Jadranka Marinovic – achieved two IGSF Ranks which include Master of Sport rank performing 178 reps  -60 w/c in Snatch only event, and Master of Sport International Class rank performing 134 reps -60 in one arm long cycle 10 minute events.

Shauna Lamers – achieved CMS rank performing 179 reps -70 W/C in the Snatch only event.

Tara Brandt – achieved two IGSF Ranks which included CMS rank performing 165 reps  70+ w/c in Snatch only event, and Master of Sport International Class performing 140 reps 70+ w/c in one arm long cycle (OALC).

Tracey Walker – achieved IGSF Rank MS performing 121 repetitions in OALC in the -70 W/C.

Adam Shields – achieved Rank 2 performing 173 reps -90 w/c in Biathlon with 24 kg

Summary Australia team achieved 8 ranks at the 27th IGSF World Championship.

Results IGSF Kettlebell Relay (Mixed Teams)
This year at the IGSF World Championship we had three all male teams lifting 24 kg, and one women’s team lifting 16 kg competing against each other in a fun relay race where each athlete had to lift for 2 minutes and the team with the most repetitions wins. This year each athlete in the team had to perform a different discipline for two minutes. (TALC, Jerk, OALC and Snatch!  Note: The IGSF kettlebell Relay rules did not require athletes to have lower body fixation before each Jerk like in traditional 10 minute event. What this means is that athletes have option to either fixate lower body before performing Jerk or they can bounce (no lower body fixation/extended knees before Jerk).
First place mixed women’s team Aus & USA, 2nd place mixed men’s team Aus & USA, 3rd place Ukraine team, and 4th place team India!

To be continued

Part 2 – International Team Results, IGSF Representatives, Opening ceremony.

Part 3 – Event Sponsors, behind the scenes, plus more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Arnold Sports Festival Kettlebell Sport Recap!

2019 Arnold Sports Festival Australia / KBA Melbourne Open WGP / WAKSC & IGSF Australia Cup Championships!  
Huge congratulations to all the athletes who achieved outstanding results at the Arnold Sports Festival. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this event a success and for all your positive feedback in person and online including all the athletes, volunteers, officials, coaches, who competed and represented clubs at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival which is open to all federations and clubs around Australia and world showcasing kettlebell sport at Australia’s largest fitness expo. It is a real honour and privilege to be the Kettlebell Captain and part of the Arnold team for the 5th year in a row giving all athletes from all clubs and federations the opportunity to promote and represent their clubs and country at Arnold multi sport festival. It is a real honour and privilege to be the Kettlebell Captain and be part of the Arnold team for the 5th year in a row giving all athletes from all clubs and federations the opportunity to promote and represent their clubs and country at Arnold multi sport festival.
We had 3 days of competitions and events with kettlebell athletes who travelled from all over Australia, and international athletes representing from Poland, NZ, Singapore, India and America.
Results, pictures and appreciation post coming this week.
Results
2019 KBA Melbourne Open WGP/ IGSF Australia Cup at the Arnold Sports Festival Australia!
LONG CYCLE (14 athletes)
Roger Saheli TALC 2 x 24 kg 54 reps
Nick Efthimiou TALC 2 x 24 kg 68 reps
Abdul Muhaimin Yusof TALC 2 x 20 kg 46 reps
Azhar Harsono TALC 2 x 16 kg 38 reps
Marilyn Tuna TALC 2 x 20 kg 60 reps
Tara Brandt TALC 2 x 12 kg 111 reps
Victoria Broullon Wakefield TALC 2 x 12 kg 92 reps
Hafizah Rahmat TALC 2 x 16 kg 36 reps
Dhiya Andin TALC 2 x 16 kg 49 reps
Amanda Dickson TALC 2 x 12 kg 40 reps (5 min)
Tracey Walker TALC 2 x 12 kg 37 reps (5 min)
Natalie Attenborough TALC 2 x 8 kg 104 reps
Taz Dunstan TALC 2 x 8 kg 88 reps
Grace Wakefield TALC 2 x 4 kg 87 reps
Tracey Walker OALC 1 x 16 kg 106 reps
Amanda Dickson OALC 1 x 16 kg 89 reps
TRIATHLON (2 athletes)
James Ross 2 x 32 kg (60 LC, 71 Jerks, Snatches 110)
Sebastian Zdrojkowski 2 x 28 kg (5 Min) 38 LC, 42 Jerks, Snatches 100)
BIATHLON / Jerk Only (6 athletes)
David Tabain 2 x 24 kg Total points (201 Snatches + 45 Jerks)
Manish Ruhail 2 x 24 kg Total points (122 snatches + 68 Jerks )
Jadranka Marinovic Jerk 2 x 16 kg 64 reps 58 kg w/c
Valerie Abbott 2 x 20 kg Total points (56 Jerks 61 snatch)
Joann Hadassah Ramachandran 2 x 12 kg (118 snatches + 68 Jerks)
Najihah Abdul Rahim 2 x 12 kg 58 kg w/c (113 snatches + 66 Jerks)
SNATCH (8 athletes)
Rachel Hall 12 kg 205 reps
Tracey Walker 12 kg 204 reps
Tara Brandt 16 kg 143 reps
Shauna Lamers 16 kg 146 reps
Victoria Broullon Wakefield 16 kg 114 reps
Zivka Jadranka Marinovic 16 kg 172 reps
Eddie Guerra 16 kg 104 reps
Grace Wakefield 6 kg 188 reps
MARATHON (7 athletes)
Zivka Jadranka Marinovic 2 x 8 kg 976 repetitions 3 Hours
Tracey Gunn 1 x 12 kg 231 Half Marathon (30 Minutes)
Taz Dunstan 1 x 8 kg Half Marathon (30 Minutes)
Amanda Dickson 1 x 16 kg 264 reps Half Marathon (30 Minutes)
Dilip Selvam 1 x 24 kg 324 repetitions Half Marathon (30 Minutes)
Tracey Walker 1 x 12 kg Half Marathon (30 Minutes)
Marilyn Tuna Time 2 x 16 kg 150 repetitions (29 Minutes 35 seconds)
It is a real honour and privilege to be  part of the Arnold team for the 5th year in a row.  Thank you for giving us athletes from all clubs and federations the opportunity to promote, represent and showcase Kettlebell Sport at the Arnold  multi sport  festival. Thank you so much Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Doherty, and ASF Team for opportunity.
Note: Official protocol/results and individual appreciation posts will be uploaded on the www.kettlebellsport.com.au website.
Follow Facebook @Kettlebellathletica  @KettlebellSportau @IGSFAustalia @kettlebellsportaus
Follow Instagram @KBAMelbOpen @kettlebellathletica @kettlebellsportau

IGSF 3rd Australia Cup was also  the official qualifier for the 2019 27th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship Nov 1st to 6th!

2019 IGSF Australia Team! We are excited to announce that this year we will have 9 athletes who officially qualified and registered to represent Australia at the 2019 27th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championships organised by KSAF, Kettlebell Athletica in conjunction with IGSF on the 1st – 4th of November at the Darebin Community Sports Stadium!

Men: James Ross, Roger Saheli, Adam Shields, Dilip Selvam
Women: Jad Marinovic, Marilyn Tuna, Tracey Walker, Shauna Lamers and Tara Brandt! 

Follow pages below for updates during the world championships:

Instagram KSAF:@KettlebellsportAU
Instagram Kettlebell Athletica: @kettlebellathletica
Facebook @IGSFAustralia & @kettlebellsportaus

EVENTS INCLUDE BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MARATHON

SNATCH (10 Minute event)

Jad Marinovic representing Australia achieving Australia’s 1st IGSF Snatch Master of Sport at the 2017 25th IGSF World Championship winning Gold in her category by 3 points in last 30 seconds.

IGSF KETTLEBELL MARATHON

SNATCH (IGSF Half Marathon 30 Minute event)

Avery representing USA at the 2014 22nd IGSF World Championship

JERK (IGSF Kettlebell Marathon 60 Minute event)

Jad Marinovic representing Australia at the 2011 IGSF Kettlebell Marathon Championship

Jad Z Marinovic
ASF Kettlebell Captain/Promoter
Kettlebell Athletica Director/Head Coach
KSAF President
WAKSC & IGSF Representative

2017 25th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship Team Results!

2017 IGSF Australia Team Representatives in Greece Team Results!

Congratulations to the 2017 IGSF Australia Team athletes Jad Marinovic, David Tabain and Marylin Tuna who represented Australia at the 2017 25th IGSF Girevoy Sport World Championships in Loutraki Greece on the 12 – 16th of October achieving outstanding results!

2017 IGSF Team Australia athletes Marylin Tuna, Jad Marinovic and David Tabain at the 25th IGSF World Championship in Loutraki Greece October 2017.

2017 IGSF Australia Team Results below:

 Jad Marinovic – 3 x World Champion

3 x Gold & 2 x Australian Record

Event: Jerk (TAJ) 2 x 16 kg -60 w/c 88 Points,

1st Australian World Champion in Jerk (TAJ)

Event: Snatch 16 kg -60 w/c 178

1st Australian Master of Sport rank in Snatch only

Elite & Veteran Divisions

Coach Sergey Rachinskiy

David Pow Tabain  – 1 x World Champion

Gold & Australia Record

Event: Biathlon 24 kg Snatch 225 reps & Jerk 111 reps Total Points

1st Australian Male Biathlon World Champion

Amateur Division

Marilyn Tuna

8th place in world & Australia Record

Event Long Cycle (TALC) 2 x 16 kg 70+ w/c 80 Points

Elite Division

Coach Tracey Gunn

Kettlebell Sport History for women lifting double kettlebells at the IGSF World Championship.

This was the first time in Kettlebell Sport history that IGSF included two arms Long Cycle and 2 arms Jerk for Women in the IGSF World Championship. A total of 18 women competed in the two arm Long Cycle (TALC), 38 in the one arm Long Cycle (OALC) and 15 women in the two arm jerk (TAJ) demonstrated outstanding result. 34 Kettlebell male lifters competed in the Biathlon with double 32 kg kettlebells and 46 with 24 and 16kg.

2017 25th IGSF World Championship Results: http://igsf.biz/dir/en/2017/10/17/results-of-25-igsf-wold-championship-in-greece-12-15-10-2017/

IGSF Australia Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IGSFAustralia/

IGSF World Championship Gallerys:https://www.facebook.com/pg/IGSFAustralia/photos/?ref=page_internal