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'I'm surrounded by mams and I'm falling over': Kettlebell world champ Dave O'Callaghan on his surprising love of yoga

And what it meant for his achievement. Episode 4 of The Crossover.


The Crossover is a new series from The42 and eir Sport. Each episode tells the story of a very special Irish athlete – and their love for a discipline that is not the one we know them for.

TO WIN HIS world title, Dave O’Callaghan had to lift two 24kg kettlebells over his head 99 times in 10 minutes.

To achieve such as feat, you’d imagine the Cork man would focus on lifting massive weights but, instead, he credits yoga for playing a huge part in his success.

As part of our series of intimate short documentaries called The Crossover, he discusses how stretching is secret to his strength.

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