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AIKLF Statement regarding 2016 National Championships


AIKLF are issuing this statement in relation to the National Championships 2016.

False accusations have been alleged that some athletes were allowed to change weight categories after not making their weight at the National Championships while other athletes who did not make weight were not allowed to change categories.

AIKLF have investigated these allegations with the hosting club and report that no weight category changes were made on the day at the National Championships. Any changes made to flights were made prior to the National Championships and were due to administrative errors made by coaches and/or the hosting club.

Please note that it is now an official rule that all athletes must make the weight categories they have been entered for in relation to National Championships and Cup of Ireland. No weight category changes will be allowed at weigh-ins. This rule is bringing Kettlebell Sport in line with all other serious sports who do not allow weight changes at competitions.

Finally, AIKLF would like to congratulate all athletes who made their weight categories and acknowledge their effort and hard work to do so and a big thank you must go to Limerick Kettlebell Club for hosting such a well organised event.

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Cup of Ireland Great Success

11224722_883429728414455_36900124223324176_nWell done to all athletes (over 150) who competed at the Cup of Ireland last weekend in Rosslare Strand. There were some amazing and gutsy performances from beginners up to the highest level.

Keep up the great work.

Thanks to all the athletes,coaches, judges, organisers and spectators who helped to make it a successful event and continue to grow the sport in Ireland.

After the World Championships in November the next AIKLF competition will be a 5 minute event held in Cork on December 5th.

Stay tuned!