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Athletes Direct Support Programme: one more week to apply!

Following the recent announcement (link here) by the IWF of an Athletes Direct Support Programme, aimed at assisting 10 weightlifters in their preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris (FRA), the IWF can confirm that some places are still available! As per the regulations of this initiative, interested lifters have to send their application form to the IWF by no later than May 31, 2023.

As a reminder, these scholarships are to be awarded to five male and five female athletes from developing nations and under the following eligibility criteria: participation in at least one IWF Olympic qualification event until July 1, 2023; inclusion in the top-25 of the IWF Olympic Ranking; absence of sanction for an anti-doping violation; provision of whereabouts for the entire period of the programme (July-December 2023).

The allocated amount for this project is US 30’000, including US 5’000 personally donated by the IWF President Mohammed Jalood. Each of the selected athletes will receive US$ 3’000, to be distributed in three payments (July, October, and December 2023).

The relevant documents on this topic are: