IWF Technical Rules

TECHNICAL AND COMPETITION RULES

1 PROGRAM OF THE COMPETITION

1.1

THE TWO LIFTS

1.1.1 In the sport of weightlifting the IWF recognises two lifts which must be 
        executed in the following sequence:

a) The Snatch

b) The Clean and Jerk.

1.1.2 Both lifts must be executed with two hands.

1.1.3 A maximum of three (3) attempts is allowed in each lift.

1.2

PARTICIPANTS

1.2.1 In the sport of weightlifting, competitions are organised for men and women.
        The athletes compete in the categories specified in the rules,
        according totheir bodyweight.

1.2.2 In its activities, the IWF recognises three age groups:

i) YOUTH: up to and including seventeen (17) years of age.

ii) JUNIOR: up to and including twenty (20) years of age.

iii) SENIOR

Note 1: All age groups are calculated in the athlete’s year of birth.

Note 2: The minimum age for participation in the Senior World, Junior Worldand
            World University Championships and other open internationalevents for men
            and women is fifteen (15).

Note 3: The minimum age for participation in the Olympic Games  for men
            and women is sixteen (16).

Note 4: Participation age for Youth Olympic Games is sixteen (16) and seventeen (17).

Note 5: The minimum age for participation in the Youth events is thirteen (13).

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