Competition flow

  1. Entries
    Preliminary Entry: Every NF willing their athlete to participate in an IWF event should send the Preliminary Entry form before the set deadline to the Organizing Committee / IWF.
    Maximum 10 Men and 10 Women can be entered, with a maximum of 2 per bodyweight category.Final Entry: The Final Entry form must be sent to the Organizing Committee / IWF no later than 14 days before the Congress / Technical Conference. Maximum 10 Men and 10 Women can be entered, with a maximum of 2 per bodyweight category.
  2. Verification of the Final Entries
    Participating delegations have the possibility to verify and make the last changes regarding their athletes’ Entry according to the rules. Maximum 8 Men and 8 Women shall remain on the verified Final Entry with a maximum of 2 per bodyweight category. Reserves must be deleted.
  3. Drawing of lot numbers
    A randomly generated lot number is drawn for each entered competitor.
  4. Start List
    After the lot numbers are drawn, the Start List Package is produced and distributed to all teams and officials including all relevant information regarding the competitions.
  5. Weigh-in
    The weigh-in of each competition begins 2 hours before the start of the competition and lasts 1 hour. All competitors are weighed, and the actual bodyweight of each athlete is registered. The first attempts in Snatch and Clean and Jerk must be announced.
  6. Presentation
    15 minutes before the start of the competition of each bodyweight category or group, athletes / Technical Officials are presented.
  7. Competition
    The barbell is loaded in progression. The competitor taking the lowest weight is lifting first. Each athlete has 3 attempts in Snatch and 3 attempts in Clean and Jerk. Athletes / coaches have to announce the next weight and this can be modified twice before lifting. Automatic progression after any successful attempt for the same athlete must be a minimum of 1 kg. Athletes have 1 minute to perform (or 2 minutes taking consecutive attempts). After Snatch there is a 10 minutes break before Clean and Jerk starts.
  8. Victory Ceremony
    The Victory Ceremony takes place right after the competition. The 1st the 2nd and the 3rd place are awarded for individual lifts for the Snatch, the Clean and Jerk as well as for the Total.
  9. Doping Control
    Doping Control is conducted according to the IWF Anti-Doping Policy.
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