On April 27-30, 2018 in the city of Celje, Slovenia, the 8th World Kettlebell lifting Championships among students and the open European Championship among men, women, juniors and veterans took place. The main judge of the competition Olena Semenova, Slovenia.
For the first time in the history of international competitions in kettlebell lifting competitions were held among athletes with disabilities.
Athletes from five countries took part in the competition: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Poland, Slovenia. The first place was taken by the team of Ukraine. In second place are the sportsmen of Slovenia. Third place in the Serbian team.
The opening of the competitions took place with the participation of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Slovenia Brodovych Mykhaylo Frankovych.