USA Weightlifting Features International Compet...

International Competition Opportunity in Australia

Nov. 26, 2019, 12:44 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting has been invited to attend the Australian Open Weightlifting Tournament from February 28-March 1, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic qualification event in the bronze category.

Weight Categories to be contested: All 20 Bodyweight Categories


55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 81kg, 89kg, 96kg, 102kg, 109kg, +109kg



45kg, 49kg, 55kg, 59kg, 64kg, 71kg, 76kg, 81kg, 87kg, +87kg


There is no limit to the number of athletes per category per nation.


Athletes wishing to participate must understand this is a self-funded opportunity. 


Venue: Theatre, Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier Street, Belconnen, Canberra, Australia.

Athletes will be responsible for all costs including entry fees, airfare, lodging and food:


Entry Fee: 160AUD (Anti-doping fee included)


Accommodation: limited availability in Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) at 80AUD/night, including meals. If Interested, please contact USA Weightlifting ASAP. Otherwise, you are encouraged to arrange your own accommodation in Canberra, a list of suggested hotels is available from the Australian Weightlifting Federation. 


Transportation: Participants will be responsible for own transportation. 


Training hall opens February 26. 


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 HERE.


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 December 1 at noon Mountain time.

Expression of interest form: