USA Weightlifting Features Olympic Qualificatio...

Olympic Qualification Competition Opportunity in Thailand

Oct. 26, 2018, 11:52 a.m. (ET)

Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre will serve as the competition and training venue for the 2019 EGAT's Cup.

Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) has invited American athletes to participate in the 2019 EGAT's Cup February 9-11, 2019 at Chiang Mai province, Thailand.

The event serves as a Silver qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

Athletes interested in participating can make their request here:

The deadline to apply is 4PM Mountain time on November 15, 2018.

NOTE: This is a self-funded opportunity. Meaning, interested athletes will be responsible for ALL costs incurred including, but not limited to, airfare, hotel accommodations, entry fees, etc. 

Bodyweight categories to be contested:
Men: 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 81kg, 96kg, 109kg, +109kg 
Women: 49kg, 55kg, 59kg, 64kg, 76kg, 87kg, +87kg

-Participation fee including accommodation and meals are as follows:
-Double room type: US$ 70 per person per day
-Single room type: US$ 100 per person per day
-Doping Fee: US$50 of delegation member, athlete or official.
-A minimum stay of 3 (three) days is required for all participants.

Athletes born before 2003 (aged 15+ years)

Green Lake Resort
CHANG PUEK Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tel: (+66) 053-112888


Friday 8 February 2019
19:00 Verification of Final Entries

Saturday 9 February 2019
10:00 Men - 61kg
12:00 Women - 49kg
14:00 Men - 67kg
16:00 Women - 55kg
18:00 Men - 73kg

Sunday 10 February 2019
10:00 Women - 59kg
12:00 Men - 81kg
14:00 Women - 64kg 
16:00 Men - 96kg
18:00 Women - 76kg

Monday 11 February 2019
10:00 Women - 87kg
12:00 Men - 109kg
14:00 Women - +87kg 
16:00 Men - +109kg
18:00 Closing Ceremony

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Note: Time schedule subject to be changed after the verification of final entries.


Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand. It was a former capital of the Kingdom of Lan Na, which later became kingdom of Chiang Mai. The city sits astride the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. This city has many tourist attractions and it is the well-known city for all the tourists around the world.