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USA Weightlifting's Updated Selection and Funding System

April 24, 2018, 5 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting is pleased to publish its new selection and funding systems in light of the new Olympic Qualification System for Weightlifting as approved by the USA Weightlifting Board of Directors.

The new funding system will be effective August 1, 2018, while the first event selected under the new Selection process will be the 2018 IWF World Championships.

Click here to read more about the updated funding system.

Click here to read more about the updated selection process.

For the avoidance of doubt, the previous selection procedures remain in effect for the FISU 2018 World University Championships and 2018 Junior Pan American Championships. The separate, USOC approved, 2018 Youth Olympic Games selection procedures remain in effect for that event. You can view that HERE.

The new funding and selection system is entirely based around giving the necessary support to the athletes who are most likely to qualify and medal at the Olympic Games.

“I am proud to say that once again, USA Weightlifting are increasing the cash amount that we are funding to our athletes. Our top athletes will earn the same or more money than any other Olympic sport in the USA. With that said, we also recognize that some athletes will feel cut or hurt by this change and we apologize for that. It does not mean those athletes are not valued, but it does mean that we need to direct our funding towards our athletes most likely to go to the Games. I also want to emphasize that these procedures are based on the systems implemented by the IWF. As we learn more we may have to make an adjustment to these procedures and funding processes.” Phil Andrews, CEO, USA Weightlifting.

USA Weightlifting is offering Webinars to help understand these updated procedures. While any member is welcome to attend, Elite Athletes and Coaches are highly encouraged to participate.

Webinar Dates & Times
Friday 27 April, 1pm MT
Monday 30 April, 5pm MT
Wednesday 2 May, 8am MT

All webinars will be available at:

To dial in by phone:

United States - Atlanta, GA

United States - Cambridge, MA  

United States - Camden, DE

United States - Denver, CO  

United States - Hartford, CT

United States - Los Angeles, CA

United States - New York, NY

United States - New York, NY

United States - San Francisco, CA

United States - Tampa, FL

United States - Washington, DC

Conference ID:
630-056-314 #

Members are also highly encouraged to reach out to USA Weightlifting to understand these procedures further at or 719-866-4508.