USA Weightlifting Features Fajr Cup provides Si...

Fajr Cup provides Silver Tokyo Qualification Opportunity

Sept. 12, 2019, 4:25 p.m. (ET)

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

M 61kg

M 67kg

M 73kg


M 96kg

M 109kg

M +109kg

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: