2023 Pan American Games Athlete Selection Procedures (posted March 20, 2023)


2023-2024 USA Weightlifting Athlete Selection Procedures
(last updated Feb. 21, 2023)

Selection Procedures Questions & Answers (last updated Nov. 9, 2022)
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Change Log

  • Feb. 21, 2023: Dates of IWF Grand Prix I updated in Appendix A and Appendix E based on updated IWF calendar; qualification period for Grand Prix I adjusted (Appendix A) to reflect new competition dates, further expanding pool of athletes eligible to improve/achieve a qualifying total to all U.S. competitors at North American Open Series 1/National University Championships
  • Feb. 13, 2023: Pool of athletes eligible to improve/achieve a 2023 Grand Prix I qualifying total expanded ahead of 2023 North American Open Series 1/National University Championships (Appendix A); Appendix E updated with Olympic Qualification Rankings (OQR) to be used for qualification of 2023 Pan American Championships, 2023 Grand Prix I and 2023 IWF World Championships teams
  • Jan. 4, 2023: Updates made to Appendix A (calendar) based on updated IWF calendar
  • Dec 19, 2022: Senior National Ranking Score (NRS) numbers updated following 2022 IWF World Championships
  • Dec. 9, 2022: Updates made across International Qualification Calendar due to refreshed IWF calendar; final qualifier must be at least three months from the start of 2024 Olympic qualification events (p14)
  • Dec. 3, 2022: Tentative months and qualification periods added for two 2023 IWF Grand Prix competitions
  • Nov. 28, 2022: U15 minimums and Youth Pan Am NRS updated following 2022 Youth Pan American Championships
  • Nov. 9, 2022: NRS updated following 2022 Junior Pan American Championships; 2023 51st Challenge 210 updated on calendar

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