USA Weightlifting Features Olympic Qualificatio...

Olympic Qualification Opportunity in Australia

Jan. 07, 2019, 3:09 p.m. (ET)


USA Weightlifting has been invited to participate in the 2019 Arafura Games, April 27-29 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic Qualification Event in the Bronze Category. 

2019 Arafura Games

April 27-29
Darwin, NT, Australia

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 ($130 AUS Dollars) airfare and lodging and food which is estimated to cost $130 AUS Dollars/day.


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 University Championships, 2018 Tamas Ajan Cup, 2018 American Open Finals or the 2018 Qatar Cup.


Expression of Interest must be made by Friday, January 18, 2019 at noon Mountain time.


Expression of interest form: