At KBC use Girevoy Sport as a bases for our Grading System.
The sport started in Russia in 1948. It was originally split into 3 timed events requiring the athlete to score the highest number of reps possible. The 3 events were the snatch, the clean & jerk and the one armed push press.
The modern kettlebell competition generally has 2 events for Men and 3 for Women.
The Men's competitions being the Biathlon (10 minutes of Jerks with 2 kettlebells plus 10 minutes of Snatches, with 1 hand change) and the Long Cycle event (10 minutes Clean and Jerk with 2 kettlebells).
The Women's events are the Biathlon (10 minutes of Jerks plus 10 minutes of Snatches. The Snatch event (10 minutes of Snatches, with one hand change) and the Long Cycle event (10 minutes Clean and Jerk with 1 kettlebells, 1 hand change).
It is worth noting that all events do not allow the kettlebell to be set down on the floor once the set has been started. If the kettlebell is put down the set is terminated and the lifters competition attempt is over and their score is given up to that point.
For the Long Cycle event the allowed resting positions are either in the rack at chest level or arms locked out over head. For the Jerk element of the Biathlon the only resting position is in rack or locked out over head. and Snatch events the only resting position is arms locked out over head.
For more information on the events and there requirements check this PDF from the IKFF - Click Here