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Selection trials in India and in USA

Open Selection trials, Pune from 8-10 Aug

Selection trials for Commonwealth Senior Championships at Penang, Malaysia from 18-23 Oct 09 and World Weightlifting Championships at Goyang City, Korea from 17-27 Nov 09 from the CORE GROUP under ACTC scheme will be held at Army Sports Institute, Ghorpadi, Mundwa Post, Pune from 08-10 Aug.

The trials will be conducted amongst the CORE GROUP members already training in the camp at ASI, Pune and SAI, South Centre, Bangalore. Those earlier in the Core Group who had to leave for academic or official reasons and duly approved by the Federation, may apply to the Federation well in time for considering their cases on merit. But this does not guarantee their participation unless specifically intimated to them by the Federation in advance.

The selection criteria as approved by the Steering Committee earlier will hold good for these trials. Mere flash performance of higher total will not be the only basis of their selection. The Foreign coaching Adviser’s professional advice on performance analysis and potential will be given due weightage in the Selection.

 Selection trials for Commonwealth Junior Championships at Penang, Malaysia from 18-23 Oct 09 and Asian Youth & Junior Championships at Pune from 16-26 Dec 09 are scheduled to be held at Army Sports Institute, Ghorpadi, Mundwa Post, Pune from 08-10 Aug.

Mr. Harnam Singh, the National Coach will coordinate the trials. More than 1 body weight category can be combined in one batch. All competitors are therefore advised to be available at Army Sports Institute, Pune before 0800 hours on 08 Aug 09. Mr. Imre Zsuga will monitor the trials and note the performance potential and analysis for final selection.

No allowance in body weight will be admissible for any category under any circumstances. (Indian Weightlifting Federation)

The Rodger DeGarmo Memorial/World Team Secondary Qualifier

The World Team Secondary Qualifier is now scheduled for August 29-30, 2009 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The schedule has been changed, as the event was previously scheduled for July 30- August 1.
NEW: All athletes who attended the 2009 National Championships (the Primary Qualifying Event for the 2009 World Championships) will now be eligible to compete in the World Team Secondary Qualifier to be held in Colorado Springs, August 29-30. Please disregard the World Team Secondary Qualifier ranking list and the top 15 invitational mentioned above (now crossed out). The entry form for this event, aka The Rodger DeGarmo Memorial, will be available soon.

A revised World Championship ranking list is now available: 2009_World_Championship_Ranking.xls

(USA Weightlifting Federation)