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Tokyo Slots For 17 Nations Limited Due to Doping

The IWF has released the latest version of the anti-doping violation counts for nations since 2008. This sets restrictions on the maximum number of athletes these nations can qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. See our qualifying guide for more details. Nations with fewer than ten anti-doping violations since July 2008 can qualify a maximum […]

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USA Lifters To Compete At British International Open

Team USA will bring several athletes over to the UK in June for the British International Open, a bronze-level Olympic qualifier. The competition runs from 7th to 9th June 2019 and is being run in conjunction with the British Championships. As a bronze-level event, competitors will earn Robi points towards Olympic qualification. See our Olympic […]

40 Years of Olympic Weightlifting Mascots

The mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been revealed: According to the Tokyo 2020 website: ‘The name MIRAITOWA is based on the Japanese words “Mirai”(future) and “towa” (eternity) connected together. This name was chosen for the Olympic mascot to promote a future full of hope forever, in the hearts of all the people in […]

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Kazakhstan to Beg IOC to Allow Them More 2020 Slots

InsideTheGames are reporting that Kazakhstan weightlifting officials will meet with representatives of the International Olympic Committee to ask them to allow additional Kazakh weightlifters to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Kazakhstan is currently limited to a maximum of just one male and one female weightlifter in Tokyo due to their poor anti-doping record. See […]

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Kazakhstan Drops Challenge to Tokyo 2020 Qualification System

InsideTheGames has reported that the Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation has agreed not to continue its opposition to the Olympic weightlifting qualification system introduced in 2018. It had been pursuing an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. As we explain in our Tokyo 2020 Qualification Guide, the new system was partly designed to make it […]

Will Sohrab Moradi and Kianoush Rostami qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Moradi vs Rostami – Tokyo 2020

As we head towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the topic that most fans want answering, or at least want questioned, is which of the -96 kg weightlifting Goliaths is going to take Iran’s spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. So before we delve into the stats and strategy, it might be worth taking a quick […]

Katherine Landeros competing at the Las Vegas International Open - Photo by Lifting Life

Results : Las Vegas International Open 2019

To view the start list for the Las Vegas International Open click here The Las Vegas International open takes place this weekend: March 7th – 10th. We will post the results from the open on this page, needling them out from within the additional USAW meets that are running both alongside and in conjunction with […]

2019 Fajr Cup in Tehran - Weightlifting Olympic Qualification

Fajr Cup – Results & Footage

*The Schedule and Start List for the Fajr Cup can be found here* The 4th international Fajr Cup 2019 runs from 1st – 5th of March. 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) As with many international cup level […]

2019 Fajr Cup in Tehran - Weightlifting Olympic Qualification

Fajr Cup 2019 – Start List & Schedule

*Results can be found here* 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 […]

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Results – IWF World Cup 2019

Below is the complete list of results from the 2019 IWF World Cup in Fuzhou China (Feb 22 – 27). This was a silver tier qualification event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games meaning that that it offered a 5% Robi point bonus to athletes who competed. Silver level competitions include Cups, Games, and Regional […]