USA Weightlifting

Feb 24 2012 Men’s and Women’s Olympic Trials – Olympic Qualification Event Supplementary Clarifying Information

Feb. 24, 2012, 1:59 p.m. (ET)
 Final Olympic Qualification Totals
The final qualification totals for the Olympic Team selection will be the 2007-2011 World/Championships/Olympic Games 3rd place total averages, calculated on the basis of such results for each gender and bodyweight category, current as of the day, date and time specified below:
  • Women – Results posted on the IWF website as of Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7:00 AM ET
  • Men – Results posted on the IWF website as of Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:00 AM ET.

Women’s Trials Bodyweight Category Changes Are Not Permitted

Athletes who qualified for the Women’s Trials session at this year’s Nationals/Trials are required to compete at the Trials in the same bodyweight category in which they made the qualifying total. If they wish to compete in another category (as is permitted in the Nationals, if the change in category is made at the Verification of Final Entries meeting prior to the Technical Meeting on March 1) that athlete must communicate to the Competition Secretary that she is withdrawing from the Trials at the same time she announces her intention to make the category change. She will then compete with the other athletes at the Nationals in her declared bodyweight category, following the announced entry total and minimum starting attempt total rules applicable to all athletes entered in the Nationals.  Athletes who elect to compete in the Trials, but who fail to make weight in the bodyweight category in which they qualified for the Trials, will not be permitted to lift in the Trials.