Celine King, of Mayo Kettlebells, has qualified for the third time to represent Ireland at the Kettlebell World Championships in Kazakhstan from October 26 to October 30. Ms King has previously won World Championship gold and is competing to win her second World title.
The Galway Roast in Market Square in Castlebar, is arranging a fundraising evening to help cover the travel, training, and competing costs for King's attempt at the title. This evening Friday October 14 between 5pm and 7pm all purchases in the Galway Roast will go towards Celine King and her endeavours. So call into the Galway Roast in Castlebar and order some of its delights between 5pm and 7pm this evening and help her lift for gold.
Kettlebell sport (Girvoy Sport ) is a Russian sport which involves strength, endurance, flexibility, stamina, relaxation, and sheer willpower. The competition involves three events, snatch, jerk, and long cycle (clean and jerk ). The contestants compete for 10 minutes in their chosen discpline where they cannot put the bell down and can use only one hand change. Most repetitions in the 10 minutes win. Competition kettlebell weights start at 8kg up to 24kg for women; while men start at 12kg up to 32kg. In jerk and long cycle men compete with two bells, women can compete with one or two bells.
The sport is growing in Ireland and Ireland is currently ranked fourth in the world. For more information on kettlebell sport or traditional kettlbell training, find Celine King and Mayo Kettlebells on Facebook.