IWF releases leaderboards for Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are scheduled from July 26 to August 11, 2024 in Paris, France and will feature an athlete quota of 10,500 of the world’s best. Stadiums that host sports competitions include Stade de France, Jardins du Trocadéro and River Seine.

On January 20, 2023, the The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has published a ranking for qualifying for the Olympic Games. The ranking features the highest-scoring athlete from each National Olympic Committee (NOC) in each bodyweight category. The ranking list is updated after each qualifying event.

According to the IWF leaderboard, “the highest total The results achieved by each athlete in qualifying events count towards their overall standings. In the event that two or more athletes achieve the same total in the same Olympic bodyweight class, they will be ranked in the order in which they achieved the result first, using the appropriate Greenwich Mean Times (GMT) where appropriate to determine this to decide.

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At the time of writing this article, the 2022 IWF World Senior Championships is the only qualifying event listed. Below the leaderboards are five weight categories for male weightlifters and five weight categories for female weightlifters. These 10 weight classes currently on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games schedule are:

male weight classes

weight classes for women

  • 49 kilograms
  • 59 kilograms
  • 71 kilograms
  • 81 kilograms
  • +81 kilograms

The weightlifting athlete quota for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is a total of 120 (60 male athletes, 60 female athletes) divided as follows:

  • Olympic Qualification Ranking — 10 quota places per category | 50 male athletes, 50 female athletes (total 100)
  • Continental Representation — one quota place per event | five male athletes, five female athletes (total 10)
  • Host country quota (France) — one quota place per event | two male athletes, two female athletes (four total)
  • Universal Places — one quota place per event | three male athletes, three female athletes (six total)

The maximum number of athletes from the same NOC allowed to compete in the same weight class is three. If more than three athletes from the same NOC have qualified for a weight class, the NOC will decide which eligible athletes to represent at the Games. The Olympic Qualification System (OQS) for weightlifting was published on December 10, 2022 and can be viewed on the IWF website: https://iwf.sport/qualif2024/P2024_Qualification/

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