USA Weightlifting has been invited to attend the 5th International Fajr Cup from February 1-6, 2020. The event is approved by the IWF as an Olympic qualification event in the silver category.
Weight Categories to be contested: Men’s Olympic bodyweight categories
Olympic Male Categories only. (61, 67, 73, 81, 96, 109 and +109)
Each federation is allowed a maximum of 5 athletes.
Athletes wishing to participate must understand this is a self-funded opportunity.
Hotel: Rasht 5-star International Hotel
Venue: Rasht competition venue
Athletes will be responsible for all costs including airfare, lodging and food:
Anti-Doping fee: $30
Single room: $90
Double room: $70
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 September 28th at noon Mountain time.Expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/eGW17vgU7FBu93Tq8