USA Weightlifting Features Tokyo 2020 Qualifyin...

Tokyo 2020 Qualifying Event in Belarus

April 01, 2019, 3:29 p.m. (ET)


USA Weightlifting has been invited to participate in the 2019 Alexander Kurlovich Cup, November 1-5, 2019 in Grodno, Belarus. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic Qualification Event in the Silver Category. 

Tokyo 2020 - SILVER Qualifying Event

Weight Categories
Men: 55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 81kg, 89kg, 96kg, 102kg, 109kg, +109kg
Women: 45kg, 49kg, 55kg, 59kg, 64kg, 71kg, 76kg, 81kg, 87kg, +87kg


Athletes wishing to participate must understand this is a self-funded opportunity. Athletes will be responsible for all costs, including entry fee ($60 U.S. Dollars), anti-doping fee ($30), airfare and lodging and food which is estimated to cost $150 U.S. Dollars/day. There is a 3-night minimum requirement for the competition hotel. 


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. Eligible events include: 2019 EGAT Cup, 2019 USAW Junior National Championships, 2019 IWF World Cup (CHN), 2019 USAW American Open Series 1, 2019 National University & Under 25 Championships, 2019 Las Vegas International Open, 2019 IWF Youth World Championships, 2019 Senior Pan American Championships, 2019 South American-Ibero-American Championships, 2019 USAW National Championships, 2019 Junior Pan American Championships, 2019 IWF Junior World Championships, 2019 British International Open, 2019 USAW Youth National Championships, Tokyo 2020 Test Event, 2019 USAW American Open Series 2.


Expression of Interest must be made by Monday, July 1, 2019 at noon Mountain time.


Expression of interest form: