USA Weightlifting Features Tokyo 2020 Qualifyin...

Tokyo 2020 Qualifying Event in Colombia

Feb. 15, 2019, 10:33 a.m. (ET)


USA Weightlifting has been invited to participate in the 2019 South American, Ibero-American & Open Senior Championships, May 8-12 in Palmira, 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 ($130 U.S. Dollars) airfare and lodging and food which is estimated to cost $150 U.S. Dollars/day. There is a 4-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: 2018 Junior Pan Ams, 2018 American Open Series 3, 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 2018 World Championships, 2018 Tamas Ajan Cup, 2018 American Open Finals, 2018 Qatar Cup, 2019 EGAT Cup, 2019 IWF World Cup in Fuzhou, China, 2019 USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships & Pan Am Trials or the 2019 American Open Series 1.


Expression of Interest must be made by Friday, February 22, 2019 at noon Mountain time.


Expression of interest form: