Reykjavik, Iceland July 18, 2019: Today, the International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3) announced its recognition of the Íslenska Hreyfihreystifelagið as the national governing body for competitive functional fitness in Iceland.
Kevin Don, Chairman of the Icelandic Federation, announced, “I am very excited to be able to champion the iF3 here is Iceland, with its breath and depth of athleticism and history in functional fitness.”
He went on to explain that, “our plans for this year will be to reach out in the Icelandic fitness community, get athletes excited about the opportunity to represent their country and work towards having an Icelandic Team at 2020 Worlds.”
The Icelandic Federation will be looking forward to having a presence at the iF3 World Championships in 2020. The location of the 2020 World Championships will be announced prior to the kick off of the 2019 Worlds in Malmo, Sweden August 30-September 1st 2019. More information about the work of the Icelandic Federation is available at https://www.facebook.com/%C3%8Dslenska-Hreyfihreystisambandi%C3%B0-570863720016593/.
Don expressed his excitement about the future saying, “With the rich heritage and history in strength and fitness sports in Iceland, I can’t wait to see how the Viking Athletes can light up the iF3 worlds!”
Gretchen Kittelberger, President of the International Functional Fitness Federation, commented, “Iceland has traditionally been a powerhouse in the competitive functional fitness arena, and we are very excited for the quality of athlete and level of experience they will bring to the iF3. The addition of the Icelandic Federation also means we now have National Federations in 4 of the 5 Nordic countries. This region of the world generally has a strong history of sport and sports governance, and we look forward to seeing the cooperation between our Nordic Federations grow.”
The Íslenska Hreyfihreystisambandið is the national governing body for competitive functional fitness in Iceland. It is a non-profit organization headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland.
International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3): iF3 is the international governing body for competitive functional fitness. iF3 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers who work to serve the best interests of the sport and athletes. To learn more about iF3, or to donate, please visit: https://functionalfitness.sport/ or https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/international-functional-fitness-federation2
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