2023-2024 Athlete Selection Procedures (last updated Nov. 9, 2022)


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

  • Nov. 9, 2022: NRS updated following 2022 Junior Pan American Championships; 2023 51st Challenge 210 updated on calendar

Archived Versions (the below are no longer valid and are superseded by the above, latest version)



*2020-2024 Selection Procedures (last updated July 18, 2022)

Change Log

  • July 18, 2022: Updated High Performance contact information
  • July 10, 2022: Qualification calendar updates regarding date and/or location changes for World Championships, Junior Pan American Championships and Ibero-American Championships
  • July 1, 2022: +109kg NRS updated
  • May 26, 2022: 1) Updated calendar to reflect new dates of Junior Pan American Championships, 2) Updated calendar to reflect new location of senior world championships. 3) Updated qualification calendar with U17/U15 Pan American Championships removed as a qualification event for Ibero-American Championships, Junior Pan American Championships, World Championships and Challenge "210" as the event has not yet been rescheduled.
  • March 29, 2022: 1) Updated calendar to reflect Worlds location and date as TBD. 2) Updated calendar to remove now-completed "Manuel Suárez" tournament.
  • Feb. 28, 2022: 1) Updated youth Worlds qualification on calendar to reflect the board’s decision. 2) Removed Singapore competition on calendar since we did not send a team. 3) Added wording requested in National Teams chat to the document regarding calendar updates. 4) Updated wording on SafeSport per new regulations put in place from the Center
  •  Feb. 7, 2022: Updated calendar to reflect new youth world championship qualification date and 3 NRS numbers on Worlds were changed due to a mis -transposition of the +1 kilo rule on the 76, 81, 87 kilo women’s NRS numbers.
  • Jan. 31, 2022: Updated calendar to reflect new Pan American Championships date
  • Jan. 21, 2022: 1) Updated calendar policy to reflect the international OR national event outside of the two- or three-month (as applicable) registration period will be the final qualification event for events yet to start ranking. 2) Updated calendar to reflect above policy change. 3) Addition of following note on cover page: It is anticipated that these selection procedures will require significant and immediate review due to changes in the Olympic qualifying process, which will be made in a timely manner as possible after such a procedure is made public by the IWF/IOC/PAWF. USA Weightlifting cannot be held responsible for any move of an international event on which an individual may have been relying on for selection, qualification or funding.
  • Jan. 11, 2022: Updated selection calendar due to IWF event date changes; clarification on calendar policy


Archived Versions (the below are no longer valid and have been superseded by the above, latest version)


Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games and Olympic Games selection procedures will be published separately as Games events require USOPC approval and ownership.