By Paul D. Bowker | Nov. 27, 2015, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Holley Mangold successfully completes a 145 kg. clean and jerk on her first attempt during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Weightlifting on March 4, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

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The final days of the 2015 IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Houston will include 2012 Olympians Holley Mangold and Sarah Robles, and 2016 Olympic hopefuls Jenny Arthur and Caine Wilkes.

At stake for the United States and the other nations at the George R. Brown Convention Center are quota spots for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. The final quota slots are determined by combined team rankings from the 2014 and 2015 world championships.

More than 600 lifters from 98 nations are competing in the event, which began Nov. 21.

Mangold will compete at 7:25 p.m. CT Friday in the 75 kg.-plus weight class C session, while Robles will compete in that weight’s A session at 5:25 p.m. CT Saturday.

Arthur competes in the 75 kg. A session at 2:55 p.m. Friday, while Wilkes is in the 105 kg.-plus B session at 10 a.m. CT Saturday.


TV: 1 p.m. ET December 6, ESPN2

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.