COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 16, 2015) -- USA Taekwondo has officially announced the selection of the weight categories that will be competing at the 2016 Olympic Selection Team Trials on February 2 in Reno, Nev. Winners of the Olympic Selection Team Trials will earn a spot to represent the United States at the Pan American Continental Qualifier on March 10-11 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, with the opportunity to qualify to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The U.S. has already qualified the female Olympic heavyweight (+67kg) division by virtue of Jackie Galloway's placing in the top-six of the World Taekwondo Federation's end-of-year rankings.
Based on the criteria published in the 2016 Olympic Games Athlete Selection Procedures dated August 4, 2015, the final three weight categories chosen by the selection committee to compete at the 2016 Olympic Selection Team Trials are:
Olympic Welter - Over 57 Kg and not exceeding 67 Kg
Olympic Welter - Over 68 Kg and not exceeding 80 Kg
Olympic Heavy - Over 80 Kg