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USA Weightlifting to Host Bronze Olympic Qualification Event in Las Vegas

Oct. 26, 2018, 6:22 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting will host a Bronze-level qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Las Vegas, Nevada in March 2019. 

The Las Vegas International Open will be held concurrently with the 2019 IWF Youth World Championships March 8-15 at the WestGate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Federations from around the world will be invited to participate. 

All 20 current IWF bodyweight categories (10 male, 10 female) will be contested.

55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 81kg, 89kg, 96kg, 102kg, 109kg, +109kg

45kg, 49kg, 55kg, 59kg, 64kg, 71kg, 76kg, 81kg, 87kg, +87kg

American athletes wishing to compete must complete the following Interest to Compete form by 4pm Mountain November 15, 2018:

Attention American athletes: this is a self-funded competition opportunity. Athletes selected to compete will be responsible for all expenses incurred including registration, airfare, hotel accommodations, etc. 

Invitations to other Federations will be issued in the coming weeks. 

Lodging will be available at the WestGate Las Vegas Resort & Casino with prices to be determined.