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2024 IWF World Cup: preliminary entries are due on December 31!

The IWF sent this week to its National Member Federations all the information concerning the applicable deadlines for the 2024 IWF World Cup, to be held in Phuket (THA), from March 31 to April 11, 2024.

According to this procedure, the Preliminary Entry deadline is December 31, 2023, exactly three months before the start of the event. Two months before the competition, on January 31, 2024 the IWF should receive the Final Entries and on March 17, 2024 the verification of Final Entries will be made (so that the Start Book of the World Cup can be produced).

National Member Federations must make sure that all their potential participating athletes are included in the Preliminary Entries, as no other lifters can be accepted after December 31, 2023. Moreover, this date is also the last deadline for all athletes wishing to take part in the event to send their whereabouts information, in accordance with article 5.5.16 of the IWF Anti-Doping Rules. In case this procedure is not completed on time, lifters shall be automatically ineligible to compete in Phuket.

At the Preliminary Entry phase, each National Member Federation may register a maximum of 20 athletes per gender, while the Final Entries are limited to 12 lifters (10+2 reserves) per gender.

The 2024 IWF World Cup is the last Olympic Qualification event before the Games in Paris (FRA) and, together with the 2023 IWF World Championships, it is a mandatory competition to obtain the selection for the Olympic rendezvous.

All entries can be registered via the IWF online entry system at

All relevant documents can be found here