Nottingham’s kettlebell head coach wants the sport to appear at the Olympics

Video: Kettleball head coach Laurence Clemente on why he loves the sport

Nottingham’s kettlebell head coach has said he wants to see the sport make it to the Olympics.

Kettlebell is a sport that originates from Russia where competitors lift kettlebells in a similar way to what is seen in other weightlifting championships.

However it is not measured by the weight lifted but by repetitions in a certain amount of time.

Nottingham’s kettlebell head coach Laurence Clemente said: “The sport being at the Olympics would be a dream, just like it would be for any sportspeople.

“The sport is growing undoubtedly, regardless of any Olympic status, we’ve had several world championships in a row.

“There was a big meet in America just a couple of weeks ago where there was a world championship for clubs but a lot of people from England, Ireland and Scotland went to take part.

“It’s growing year on year on year; in some countries it’s slower but there’s no doubt you will hear more about this in the future.”

For more from Laurence, watch the March 15 episode of Sports Week on Notts TV at 7.30pm, or see our catch up service.