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First female Master of Sport talks Valery Federenko and changing standards for women

Hi everyone! This interview with Catherine Imes, the first American female Master of Sport in Snatch,  is the second in a series of posts about U.S. Kettlebell Sport history. While many of us are only a few years or just a few weeks/months into lifting kettlebells, there is a small group of American lifters that were competing back in the early 2000’s who were the real trailblazers of the sport. 

These posts are meant to educate and inform about the roots of Girevoy Sport in America. 

Shoutout to John Wild Buckley for sparking the idea!

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