The Kettlebell Sport is a 10 minutes long competition lifting a weight called Kettlebell!
The athlete must lift the weight/weights without putting them down during 10 minutes. The winner is the one who can do more repetitions in the 10 minutes. The sport includes 2 disciplines: Biathlon and Long Cycle. For each athlete, the Judge validate the repetition so that, at the end, the winner in each body weight and level category can be found.
Was in 1948 the first competition with a Kettlebell and very different from nowadays. The first competition was win by a sealer man from Black Sea called Protopopov, with no time competition and with goal of lift overhead the Kettlebell as many time as possible, the competition was winner with a score of 1002 repetitions. In Russia and in 1962, happened a new format of competition (triathlon) and the new Era of Kettlebell Sport. Until our days, the sport has been changed and with development of new athletes, countries, clubs, associations and federations the WKSF is following the guidelines of health care for the athletes and the necessary of promote the Kettlebell Sport, from All to All.
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