USA Weightlifting Features Competition Opportun...

Competition Opportunity in Iran

Nov. 26, 2018, 2:12 p.m. (ET)


USA Weightlifting has been invited to participate in the 4th International Fajr Cup in Ahvaz, Iran March 1-5, 2019. The event is held by the Iran Weightlifting Federation and is approved by the IWF as an Olympic Qualification Event in the Silver Category. USA Weightlifting has the option to send five athletes.

International Fajr Cup
March 1-5, 2019
Ahvaz, IRAN
Tokyo 2020 - SILVER Qualifying Event
Weight Categories
Men: 61 Kg, 67 Kg, 73 Kg, 81 Kg, 96 Kg,109 Kg, +109 Kg   


Athletes wishing to participate must understand this is a self-funded opportunity. Athletes will be responsible for all costs, including airfare and any lodging not provided by the Local Organizing Committee.


Please note athletes must meet all requirements expressed in the USA Weightlifting Selection Procedures, with particular attention paid to the USADA Lift Clean RTP requirement and minimum performance requirements needed to represent the USA on the international stage.


Full selection procedure available at:


Per the 2018-2020 ROBI Selection Procedures, those athletes in each contested weight category with the highest ROBI score will be given the opportunity to attend, using totals achieved at National or International Competition in the previous six months to the final qualification event (2018 American Open Finals.)


Expression of Interest must be made by Tuesday, December 4, 2019 at 4PM Mountain time.


Expression of interest form: