Tokyo 2020 Silver Qualifier in Dubai

Dec. 16, 2019, 1:08 p.m. (ET)

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

USA Weightlifting has been invited to participate in the West Asian Weightlifting Championships, February 25-29, 2020 in Dubai, UAE. 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 $100 USD, Anti-Doping fee ($30 USD), airfare, lodging & food approximately $120/night (double), $140/night (single). The Organizing Committee will provide transportation between the airport, the 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:

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Resources/Athlete-Information-and-Programs/2018-2020-Selection-Procedures

 

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 Friday, December 20 at 12PM Mountain.

Expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/ZiKjhpN8AVd2Yfrr8