What began as a traditional sport in the backwaters of Russia has now evolved into an emerging underground competition that Australian athletes are eager to conquer.

Kettlebell sport, also known as Girevoy, is reported to have kept Russian and eastern European rural and military groups entertained over decades.

It requires the competitor to repeatedly lift a large cast-iron ball-shaped weight, known as a kettlebell, as many times as possible over a 10-minute period.


Courtesy: ABC News