GSAA Lift Australia Up! Bushfire Fundraiser for WIRES

GSAA Lift Australia Up! Bushfire Fundraiser for WIRES

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Starts Saturday 25th January GSAA Lift Australia Up is an online kettlebell competition running January 25th-February 2nd, 2020. Entry into this event is via donation to the Girevoy Sport Australia Association international bushfire relief fundraiser Go Fund Me page (http://gf.me/u/xcc5qb) set up for WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. All proceeds go directly to WIRES. Any person around the world may donate and participate. Donations of any size are welcome towards this wonderful cause. Donations from non-competitors are also gratefully received. Thank you to The Online Kettlebell Challenge Cup (T.O.K.C.C) Association with the GSU and Grassroots League for permitting use of their format to champion this great cause. Below is an outline for athletes stating the modified TOKCC guidelines to be followed for our “GSAA LIFT AUSTRALIA UP” Bushfire Fundraiser.…
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Australians Competing at 2019 WKSF World Championships

Australians Competing at 2019 WKSF World Championships

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Good luck to Team Australia as they head to Ireland for this weekend’s WKSF Championships in Meath. 6 athletes will represent Oz at this event featuring competitors from 36 countries. We look forward to seeing these wonderful athletes on the platform achieve individual accolades and continuing the success of Girevoy Sport Australia at International Championships. Lift strong Aussies!!!. Flight schedule for Australians competing at WKSF World Championships in Ireland. 🇦🇺 Friday May 24th Saga Wessman - 10.45am local time (7.45pm AEST) Tara Brandt - 11.15am (8.45pm) James Ross - 5.45pm (2.45am Sat) Cheryl Schneider- 6.30pm (3.30am Sat) Emma Francis - 6.30pm (3.30am Sat) 🇦🇺 Saturday May 25th Tara Brandt - 1.45pm (10.45pm) Cheryl Schneider- 5pm (2am Sun) 🇦🇺 Sunday May 26th David Tabain - 9.30am (6pm) James Ross - 11am…
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IUKL Exhibition at SportAccord 2019 – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Cheryl Schneider & Shannon Pigdon representing Girevoy Sport Australia. Joining Rhonda Glick (USA Kettlebell Sport Lifting) supporting Valentin Egorov of the International Union Of Kettlebell Lifting to continue advancing Kettlebell Sport toward global recognition and Olympic considerations. Girevoy Sport extended its GAISF Observation Status while connecting with the Heads of International Federations at the Sports Accord 2019 on the Gold Coast. Sharing insights into Kettlebell Sport at SportAccord 2019 held this year in Australia. Here Shannon Pigdon (Lonedog PT, Albury) introduces kettlebell lifting to Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations and current Chair of Ethics for International Olympic Committee. Shannon was part of the Girevoy Sport Australia team assisting the International Union of Kettlebell Lifting obtain the extended GAISF Observer status required to keep advancing Kettlebell Sport…
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GSAA Invited to the 2019 Sport Accord

GSAA Invited to the 2019 Sport Accord

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GSAA are very proud that Girevoy Sport Australia has been invited to the 2019 Sport Accord as the recognised head organisation of Kettlebell Sport in Australia. This invitation to work with the World’s leading sporting bodies will ensure the prosperity and progress of GSAA, its members and Girevoy Sport for Australia into the future.
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New Standards to Achieve Australian Records

New Standards to Achieve Australian Records

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In 2018 GSAA raised the standards for achieving an Australian Record in Traditional 10 minute Girevoy Sport Lifting. These high standards continue for 2019! There was a bit of furore about the introduction of the New Standard for achieving an Australian Record. This was mainly due to the confusion between Achieving a Rank (see yesterday’s post) and an Australian Record. It’s really quite simple and here’s the low down on how to set Australian Records: Can only be achieved at GSAA events with digital counters The full time of 10 minutes must be completed for each event, before putting the kettlebell or kettlebells down to be eligible. ***NOTE: If doing Traditional Biathlon you must complete 10 min in both Jerk and Snatch to be eligible for an Australian Record Film…
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Updated 2019 Australian Ranking Table

Updated 2019 Australian Ranking Table

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The Girevoy Sport Australia Association (GSAA) is pleased to announce it has developed a new ranking table, which will be known as the GSAA Ranking table. This table will replace the IUKL/IKSFA tables as the primary sorting tool for competitors at all GSAA competitions in Australia going forward. This update will eliminate confusion created by the use of multiple tables by the GSAA. The new table is easier to read and shows the rankings for men and women on the same page, rather than on separate tables, which is quicker and easier for both coaches and athletes to reference. It also allows for both genders to have rankings for single and double bells giving the GSAA community "equal opportunity". The GSAA has used the IUKL/IKSFA tables since 2007 in the absence…
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2017 IUKL World Championships Qualifying Athletes

2017 IUKL World Championships Qualifying Athletes

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Congratulations to the athletes that have qualified for the Australian team. The IUKL World Championships will be held in Seoul, South Korea from the 15th - 19th November 2017. Men's Long Cycle Kristian Karlsen - Pro <85kg Roger Ruzzier - Amateur <85kg Henry Morgan - Veteran <95kg Womens Long Cycle Cheryl Schneider - Pro +68kg Valerie Abbott - Amateur <63kg Sharyn Millis - Amateur +68kg Emma Francis - Amateur <68kg Barbara Baugh - Amateur <63kg Sarah Blatchford - Amateur <58kg Georgia Welsh - Jnr / Amateur +68kg Saga Wessman - Amateur <53kg Men's Biathlon James Ross - Pro <85kg Shannon Pigdon - Amateur <85kg Simon Haikaka - Amateur <85kg David Okabey - Amateur <95kg Women's Snatch Steph Jessup - Pro <68kg Cheryl Schneider - Pro +68kg Valerie Abbott - Amateur <63kg…
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IKMF Australia Announces Merger with GSAA

IKMF Australia Announces Merger with GSAA

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IKMF (Australia) is very pleased to announce that it was unanimously voted at the GSAA AGM to merge as one the traditional and marathon events under GSAA calendar. We are very excited and are looking forward to 2018 and beyond and the growth of the sport in Australia. Congratulations Don Grant on becoming the Australian Rep for IKMF and joining the GSAAA Committee. Just another step in the Growth of the Girevoy Sport in Australia.
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Thank You From The 2017 Nationals

Thank You From The 2017 Nationals

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THANK YOU!!!!! We had an AMAZING DAY at the Australian Nationals. We have so many people to thank. First of all a huge shout out goes to Kettlebell Kings who went out of their way to provide their BRILLIANT bells to Australia for the first time for this event. (YES, you can still purchase these bells so email them at info@kettlebellkings.com) Second Thanks to every competitor who came and left it on the platform. As we said the standard we have seen this year's has been astonishing and we can't wait to see what 2018 brings. To everyone who volunteered and help make the day what it was we are truly grateful. The day would not have worked so wonderfully if it was not for you! To the media that came down…
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Bendigo Magazine – Kettlebells

Bendigo Magazine – Kettlebells

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The efforts of our Kettlebell community this year have been Amazing. Yet another Publication, this time about our members down in Bendigo. Well done Rockhard Training/Kettlebells for shining the light on our sport! Coach Don Grant takes everyday Central Victorians and builds them into world-beating athletes, whose feats raising heavy cast-iron balls rank right up with the best. Nine members of his Rock Hard Training gym represented Australia at the world kettlebell marathon championships in Denmark, bringing home nine medals, including seven gold, and four world records (Melanie Harris, Jen Fletcher, Hayley Lethlean and Maxine Smith). Read the full story here http://www.bendigomagazine.com.au/?p=55140  
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