USA Weightlifting Features International Compet...

International Competition Opportunity in Colombia

Dec. 11, 2019, 6:02 p.m. (ET)


USA Weightlifting has been invited to participate in the South American Ibero American and Open Senior Championships, March 17-23, 2020 in Cali-valle del Cauca, Colombia. 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 of $130 USD, airfare, lodging & food approximately $80/night (double), $120/night (single) with a minimum 4-night stay required. The Organizing Committee will provide transportation between the Cali, Colombia airport, meet hotels and venue. 

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: 


Tokyo 2020 Test Event

2019 Pan American Games

2019 USAW American Open Series 2

2019 Cup of the Blue Swords

2019 Youth Pan American Championships

2019 USAW American Open Series 3

2019 Pan American Games

2019 World Championships

2019 San Diego Open

12th Mediterranean Cup

49th Challenge 210

Alexander Cup

Naim Suleymanoglu International Tournament

17th International Tournament of France "Denis Randon"

2019 Phillips & Springer Classic, South American, Ibero-American & CSLP Junior Championships

2019 American Open Finals


Expression of Interest must be made by Wednesday, December 18 at 8AM Mountain

Expression of interest form: