The regional tournament of kettlebell lifters “Good Power” in Novomichurinsk was dedicated to the Victory Day

On May 7, a regional kettlebell lifting tournament was held at the Novomichurinsk Dolphin sports school.

Bogatyrs from all over the Ryazan region, and even from Lukhovitsy near Moscow, gathered in Novomichurinsk for the ninth Good Power tournament. The head of the administration of the Pronsky district, welcoming the participants, noted that the youngest kettlebell lifter of today’s fifty participants is 10 years old, and the oldest is 74.

“Probably, Alexander Petrovich had in mind me,” the Novomichurinian smiles. Alexander Goryunov. “I am seventy-four, I am an amateur kettlebell lifter, and I already have seven medals from this tournament.”

On this day, Goryunov was awarded another one – for the victory in his age category.

Coach from Ryazhsk Vasily Vetrov brought a whole team of young weight lifters.

“I am sure that all thirteen of my pupils will perform well today, and especially 11-year-old Matvey Kuleshov, as well as Ilya Vasiliev – he is only ten, and our only girl in the team, Anya Frolkina. There are two masters of sports in our adult team, these are Maxim Sharov and Ivan Kulakov, Ivan already has four victories at the world championships.”

Ryazhtsy proudly note that the President of the Kettlebell Lifting Federation of the Ryazan Region Igor Shmatov also lives in Ryazhsk, and he has students here. Today Igor Borisovich is the chief referee of the competition.

“It is always a pleasure to meet on the Pronsk land, especially on the eve of Victory Day. We are grateful to the director of the Novomichurinsk sports school, Viktor Avdeev, for the warm welcome and good organization,” says Igor Shmatov. – And, of course, from the bottom of my heart I congratulate the winners – the team of Ryazhsk and the “individuals” – these are Ruslan Tyurin, Ivan Tereshkin, Viktor Vanin, Oksana Prozorova, Ilya Vasilyev, Sergey Krivozubov, Yuri Sustavov, Roman Moskalev, Roman Bobrovnikov, Andrey Kultin, Sergey Kochuykov and many, many others. Well done!”

Novomichurintsy were second in the relay and received a cup for second place.

“We lost to a strong team from Ryazhsk and were one point ahead of the weightlifters from Kasimov,” says Sergei Kochuikov. – Andrey Kultin and I acted as veterans, I’m happy for Andrey, he took first place. Congratulations on the first place to 17-year-old Danila Kuleshov from the Novomichurinsk team. Well, 16-year-old Andrei Voronchikhin and I took second place in the individual competition.