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2019 IWF Youth World Championships Entry List and Preview

The IWF Youth World Championships is organized for the 8th time this year, from 8th to 15th of March in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The 13-17-year-olds had their first World Championships in 2009, and it is organized year by year ever since, except for the Youth Olympic Games years.

Since the last Youth Worlds in 2017, many of the young athletes grew into the Junior age group, therefore we expect to see many new Youth World Champions in Vegas.

The Entry List lines up more than 200 participants from nearly 50 countries, including 6 athletes who stood on the podium at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Even an Olympic Champion will compete for the World Champion title in Las Vegas: FAYZULLAEVA Kumushkhon. The 2002 born Uzbek won Gold in the 63kg bodyweight category in Buenos Aires.

As of the young women, Turkish NARIN Dilara in +63kg and Egyptian SAID Neama Said Fahmi in 58kg bodyweight category represents the YOG silver medallists.

3 YOG Bronze Medallists are also heading to Las Vegas: 48kg category CAMBEI Mihaela-Valentina (ROU) and 44kg category KARASAKAL Nida (TUR) in women, also Bronze medallist in men’s 85kg ALOTHMAN Ali Yousef (KSA).

In the history of Youth World Championships, lifters competed in 7-7 bodyweight categories up until 2016, 8-8 categories from 2017, and this time in Las Vegas, for the first time ever in 10-10 categories.

While at the Youth Olympic Games athletes only get medals for their Total results, in Youth World Championships they are also rewarded for their Snatch and Clean and Jerk results.

You can read the full ENTRY LIST here!

 All Athletes participating in the 2019 IWF Youth Championships will need to have successfully completed the iLiftCLEAN E-learning Course before or during the Event.

On this e-learning platform, athletes can watch 3 videos about Whereabouts obligation of the Athlete, Doping Control Process and Rules of Therapeutic Use Exemption.

To successfully complete the iLiftCLEAN course,  athletes need to take the final test at the end of the course and obtain a final score of at least 80%. The course is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Arabic language. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Certificates will be valid for one year after the day of completion.

There also will be Anti-Doping Education Seminars and an Anti-Doping iLiftCLEAN Booth at the Event where Athletes, their support personnel and parents will be invited to take on an Anti-Doping Quiz and will have a chance to win prizes.


The seminars will take place on the following days:

9th March 2019

Dr. Kyle Pierce, CRC member – Nutrition/Olympism

Dr. Lilla Sagi, Legal Counsel, Reka Foldesi, Anti-Doping Coordinator – Useful Anti-Doping Information for Athletes

12th March 2019

Tammy Hanson, USADA – Anti-Doping, Whereabouts

Kevin Farley, Kelsey Kennedy, USAWL – Social Media in Weightlifting


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