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.