US weightlifting submits bid to host 2022 IWF World Championships

On April 7, 2022, USA Weightlifting (USAW) has announced that it has submitted a bid to host the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships. on March 24, 2022.

If granted, the 2022 IWF World Championships would be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) with a start date “around November 27, with the closing weekend taking place at the same time. than the North American Open Finals,” per USAW press release.

Also in March, USAW submitted nomination forms to potentially hosting the IWF Election Congressscheduled for June 25-26, 2022 – the same week as the 2022 USAW Nationals in Las Vegas, NV.

Also in Las Vegas this week is the start of the USAW Friendship Cup – a non-sanctioned exhibition event that features mixed, mixed and two-person teams with seedings determined by Sinclair’s coefficient (athlete totals are multiplied by a coefficient based on body weight to compare athletes in all weight classes).

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The last two IWF World Championships were held in the United States in 2015, when the competition was held in Houston, Texas, and the 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim, California. At the 2015 competition, all-time world record holder Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia won his first of five world championship titles with a total of 454 kilograms (1,000.9 pounds). China won the most medals in this competition – 19 gold, 13 silver and one bronze for a total of 33 medals.

The 2017 IWF World Championships were originally scheduled to be held in Penang, Malaysia. However, Malaysia stepped down as hosts for undisclosed reasons and the United States was subsequently assigned hosting duties.

A similar scenario could play out in 2022. The The Chinese Weightlifting Association (CWA) “resigned as host on March 23 due to COVID-19 prevention and control rules that would require all athletes and officials to self-quarantine for 21 days. “.

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One day after China’s resignation, the IWF granted a 15-day period for other IWF Member Federations to submit letters of intent to host the 2022 IWF World Championships. States, the USAW said:

“USAW plans to work with the Government Relations Division of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to make every reasonable effort to ensure that visas are issued for the IWF Convention and/or World Championships. world, a route that has been effective for the Annual General Meeting of the International Table Tennis Federation. in November 2021 in Houston.

Bar Bend will update this article when more information on the IWF’s selection as host country for the 2022 IWF World Championships becomes available.

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