Qualification Standards

National & International Qualification

National Qualification

Weightlifting Ireland have four competitions that require prior qualification or have regulations/criteria to enter:

  1. National Senior Championships
  2. National Age-Grade Championships
  3. National Club Championships
  4. Celtic Nations Championships

Athletes must be a Weightlifting Ireland member in good standing on the date that these standards are attained. It is not acceptable to meet or exceed the qualifying standard and then join Weightlifting Ireland after.

National Senior Championships – 2023
National Age-Grade Championships – 2023
Celtic Nations Championships – 2023
National Club Championships – 2023

International Qualification

Weightlifting Ireland athletes have the opportunity to be considered for selection to compete at international competitions if they meet the minimum qualification criteria. The main international competitions of interest are hosted by the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF), International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), EWF Masters Weightlifting & IWF Masters Weightlifting. They include but are not limited to the following:

  1. European Youth & U15 Championships
  2. European Junior & U23 Championships
  3. European Senior Championships
  4. European Masters Championships
  5. World Youth Championships
  6. World Junior Championships
  7. World Senior Championships
  8. World Masters Championships

Athletes must be a Weightlifting Ireland member in good standing on the date that these standards are attained. It is not acceptable to meet or exceed the qualifying standard and then join Weightlifting Ireland.

European Youth & U15 Championships – 2023
European Junior & U23 Championships – 2023
European Senior Championships – 2023
European Masters Championships – 2023
World Youth Championships – 2023
World Junior Championships – 2023
World Senior Championships – 2023
World Masters Championships – 2023
Olympics – 2024 / (Paris) | OFI & WI Agreement

Application of Interest / Development & Performance

ALL athletes – please submit an application of interest, no later than 14 weeks before an international competition to ensure that WI are made aware of your intention to qualify so that we can help guide you through the process of becoming eligible for international competition. Athletes wishing to be considered for international selection will need to meet the minimum qualification criteria outlined above & be a member of Weightlifting Ireland at the time of their application.

We would also like to welcome new athletes & encourage you to submit an application of interest to join our Development, Senior & Masters programmes. If you wish to represent Weightlifting Ireland at international competition, an application of interest must be submitted by:

  • Athletes
  • International Squad Members
  • New Athletes
  • Coaches
  • Team Managers
  • International Team Members

If you require further information, please contact: [[email protected]]

Application of Interest (Form)