The Girevoy Sport Australia Association is a self-funded & not-for-profit egalitarian organisation legally incorporated in the state of New South Wales since 2009 and was founded in 2007. The GSAA is formally affiliated with the IUKL (International Union of Kettlebell Lifting based in Latvia & also works with IKSFA to popularise and promote competitive kettlebell lifting.
Our purpose is to establish and nurture a framework of support for the development of the sport at regional , state and national levels as per Australian National Sports Authority Guidelines We also promote kettlebell lifting for fun, competition & fitness.
The GSAA welcome enquiry from athletes of all sports. The strength, flexibility and sharp mental focus gained through Kettlebell lifting can be highly beneficial to all amateur and professional sportsmen and women of all arenas. New members, including non-competitive members are always welcome, please see the membership page.
Girevoy (kettlebell) sport is a unique cyclical power endurance sport . It combines a number of technical elements of Olympic weightllifting with aerobic qualities seen in whole body endurance sports such as rowing and cross country skiing.
Competitive Kettlebell lifting is a very unique experience, athletes generally compete in 10 minute events of a specific lift. Many competitions offer shorter session times, team relays, marathons (up to 12 hours), strength challenges and power juggling are additional facets to competitive lifting.
Until recently, Kettlebell lifting was confined to the Russian and Eastern European region, the sport is now becoming popular in the west. Kettlebell sport was accepted into the activities celebrated at the TAFISA World Games in 2012.
Many Australian athletes have travelled and competed internationally in Kettlebell sport over the past several years. The GSAA aims to continue this modern tradition nto the future and expand the sport downunder.