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Countdown for the IWF Worlds in Riyadh is launched!

The IWF sent yesterday to its National Member Federations a circular with the milestones for the upcoming IWF World Championships, taking place in Riyadh (KSA) from September 4-17, 2023. In accordance with the applicable deadlines, Preliminary entries are to be sent by no later than June 4, while Final entries must be confirmed until July 4. The verification of the Final entries will be done on August 21, two weeks before the start of the IWF showcase.

At the preliminary entry phase, National Federations may register up to 20 athletes per gender, while the final entry stage is limited to a maximum of 10 athletes (plus two reserves) per gender.

The Saudi competition is the most important IWF rendezvous of the year and will naturally be a qualification event for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris (FRA). Other IWF opportunities providing the possibility of getting an Olympic “ticket” include the 2022 World Championships, the two 2023 Grand Prix and the 2024 World Cup. Continental Championships in 2023 and 2024 complete the list of occasions where the best lifters at global scale can ensure their presence in the Games.