Who is GSU?

Put simply the Girevoy Sport Union is it’s members. It is a group of people with a common passion for kettlebell sport.

Committee positions are reviewed annually and nominations for committee members are received and put to the vote at the AGM.


The Anton snatching at the GSU British Openpresident of the GSU is Anton Anasenko HMS (Honored Master of Sport).

Anton Anasenko is one of a handful of people in girevoy sport with the title of Honored Master of Sport, he is also Master of Sport World Class. With a background in wrestling, boxing and track and field and obviously Kettlebell Sport, Anton is a doctoral candidate at the Siberian State University of Physical Education in Omsk (Siberia) and coaches his team of high class athletes there that represent the Omsk Region.

In his time coaching Anton has prepared 5 Masters of Sport International Class and more than 40 Masters of Sport. Anton himself has been a member of the Russian team since 1998 racking up numerous wins in that time including:

  • 10 times World Champion
  • 6 times European Champion
  • 10 times Champion of Russia

Anton  regularly records scores of over 150 jerk and 200 snatch (32kg Kettlebells). His personal records include:

  • Jerk 32kg – 170 reps (10 mins)
  • Jerk 24kg – 220 reps (10 mins)
  • snatch 32kg – 216 reps (10 mins)
  • snatch 32kg – 257 reps (without time limit)
  • Long cycle 32kg – 90 reps (10 mins)


Current Committee Members

Committee positions are reviewed annually.  All members can nominate themselves, or be nominated, for the committee and voting takes place at the AGM (or EGM is appropriate). The committee is currently under review and accepting nominations from members for a new committee to be elected for the new session in 2015. Email:  committee@girevoysportunion.com to nominate yourself or someone else for a committee position.