Qualification Standards

National & International Qualification

National Qualification

Weightlifting Ireland have two competitions that require prior qualification to enter:

  1. National Senior Championships
  2. Youth/Junior & U23 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.

National Senior Championships – 2021
Youth/Junior & U23 Championships – 2021

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 Senior Championships
  2. European Youth & U15 Championships
  3. European Junior & U23 Championships
  4. European Masters Championships
  5. World Senior Championships
  6. 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 – 2021
European Junior & U23 Championships – 2021
European Senior Championships – 2021

Application of Interest / Development & Performance

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the international competition calendar remains uncertain. We ask you to keep an eye on the IWF and EWF websites for the most recent updates. We appreciate and understand that this is a difficult time for all athletes. Our priority is your safety and wellbeing.

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)