USA Weightlifting Features Tokyo 2020 Qualifyin...

Tokyo 2020 Qualifying Event in Germany

April 05, 2019, 12 p.m. (ET)


USA Weightlifting has been invited to participate in the 2019 Cup of the Blue Swords, August 28-31, 2019  in Meissen, Germany. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic Qualification Event in the Bronze Category. 

Tokyo 2020 - BRONZE 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 (180 Euro), anti-doping fee (20 Euro), transportation fees (from Berlin: 80 Euro, from: Leipzig 50 Euro, from Dresden: 50 Euro) airfare, lodging and food which is estimated to cost 100-120 Euro/night. There is a 3-night minimum requirement for the competition hotels. 


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: 2018 IWF World Championships, 2018 USA Weightlifting American Open Finals, 2nd International CSLP Cup (ECU), 2019 EGAT Cup (THA), 2019 USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships, 2019 IWF World Cup (CHN), 2019 USA Weightlifting American Open Series 1, 2019 USA Weightlifting National University & Under 25 Championships, 2019 Las Vegas International Open, 2019 IWF Youth World Championships, 2019 Senior Pan American Championships, 2019 National Championships.


Expression of Interest must be made by Friday, May 3, 2019 at noon Mountain time.


Expression of interest form: