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IWF World Cup to be staged in Phuket (THA) in April 2024

The IWF and the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Federation recently signed the Hosting Agreement of the 2024 IWF World Cup, to be held in Phuket, from April 2-11. In accordance with the IWF Qualification Rules for the 2024 Paris Games, this is the last event in the selection pathway for the Olympic celebration in the French capital.

Moreover, it is one of the two compulsory competitions for all lifters aiming at taking part in the next edition of the Games, together with the IWF World Championships, to be staged in Riyadh (KSA), from September 2-17, 2023.

The additional events where the IWF athletes can have a possibility to book their “ticket” to Paris are the 2022 IWF World Championships (held last December in Bogota, COL), the five 2023 continental championships (the Pan-American, European and Asian editions already took place, the African showcase is presently being held in Tunis, and the Oceania event will be organised in November in Honiara, Solomon Islands). Moreover, two 2023 IWF Grand Prix are also part of this list – the initial one in La Havana (CUB), from June 8-18, and the second one in Doha (QAT), in the first half of December.

Finally, the 2024 continental championships, to be organised before the IWF World Cup in Thailand, will also be a possible opportunity for all those aiming at Olympic participation next year in Paris.

“We had very encouraging and positive discussions with the hosts of the World Cup in Phuket and I am pretty confident that the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Federation will do its utmost to welcome in the best possible conditions our athletes, coaches and officials. This is a mandatory event in the qualification for Paris 2024, so the organisational level of this World Cup must be extremely high. The commitment of the Thai authorities ensures that they will deliver an excellent competition!” declared Antonio Urso, the IWF Secretary General.