International Competition Opportunities

Oct. 03, 2019, 12:01 p.m. (ET)

The following international/Tokyo 2020 Qualification competition opportunities are now available:

China (Silver) | Qatar (Silver) | 
Malta (Silver) | American Open Series 1/The Arnold (Bronze)


CHINA
USA Weightlifting has been invited to attend the IWF World Cup December 10-13, 2020 in Tianjin, China. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic qualification event in the silver category.

Weight Categories to be contested: All 20 Bodyweight Categories

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


Women:

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

Each federation is allowed a maximum of 10 athletes. 


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


Hotel: The Crowne Plaza Tianjin Meijiangnan

Venue: Tianjin Renmin Stadium

Athletes will be responsible for all costs including airfare, lodging and food.

Anti-Doping fee: $30

Single room: $120

Double room: $100

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: 

2019 Senior Pan American Championships

2019 South American-Ibero-American Championships

2019 USAW National Championships

2019 Junior Pan American Championships

2019 IWF Junior World Championships

2019 British International Open

2019 USAW Youth National Championships

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

Expression of Interest must be made by October 8th at noon Mountain time.

Expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/EQAG97KKDcfBqvLu8


Qatar

USA Weightlifting has been invited to attend the Qatar 6th International Cup from December 19-24 in Doha, Qatar. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic qualification event in the silver category.

Weight Categories to be contested: Olympic Bodyweight Categories

Men:
61kg, 
67kg, 73kg ,81kg, 96kg, 109kg, +109kg


Women:

49kg, 55kg, 59kg ,64kg, 76kg, 87kg, +87kg

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

Hotel: Radisson Blu

Venue: Radisson Blu

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

Anti-Doping fee: $30

Single room: $130

Double room: $100

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: 

2019 Senior Pan American Championships

2019 South American-Ibero-American Championships

2019 USAW National Championships

2019 Junior Pan American Championships

2019 IWF Junior World Championships

2019 British International Open

2019 USAW Youth National Championships

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

Expression of Interest must be made by October 16 at noon Mountain time.
Expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/Ty3dGdY1H54acQqX6

 


Malta

USA Weightlifting has been invited to attend the Malta International Open from February 28-March 1, 2020 Cospicua, Malta. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic qualification event in the silver category.

Weight Categories to be contested: All 20 Bodyweight Categories

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


Women:

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

Each federation is allowed a maximum of 20 athletes, 10 per bodyweight category.

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

Hotel: Plaza Hotel

Venue: Cottonera Sport Complex

Athletes will be responsible for all costs including airfare, lodging and food:
Entry Fee: €100

Anti-Doping fee: $30

Single room: €130

Double room: €100

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: https://forms.gle/d14qGmUMXxAkffrx5


American Open Series 1 / The Arnold

USA Weightlifting will be hosting an international competition in conjunction with the American Open Series 1 at the Arnold, March 5-8, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. 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

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. 

Hotel: Embassy Suites

Venue: Columbus Convention Center

Athletes will be responsible for all costs including airfare, lodging and food:
Entry Fee: $200

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. **PLEASE NOTE: THIS FORM IS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ONLY**
Expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/9BqzNNHd4ocndo3J7