2019 Fajr Cup in Tehran - Weightlifting Olympic Qualification

Lifters from 20 Nations to Compete at Fajr Cup

The Iranian Weightlifting Federation has announced that athletes from twenty nations have registered to compete at the Fajr Cup, which takes place in Tehran from 1st – 5th March 2019.

The Fajr Cup is a silver-level Olympic qualification event, with a 5% Robi point bonus (see our Olympic qualification guide for why this matters)

The event will feature only men, competing in seven weight categories: -61, -67, -73, -81, -96, -109 and +109.

Russia, Croatia, Yemen, Cameroon, Austria, Qatar, Jordan, South Korea, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Hungary, Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Romania, Turkey, Syria and Iran are participating in the competition.

Prize money of between $6000 (for first place) and $1000 (for sixth place) will be awarded to the best lifters overall based on Sinclair score.

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