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Olympic Lifting

Hello T-Nation.

I’m interested in getting involved in competitive olympic lifting after my powerlifting meet in November. I was wondering if any of you knew the federation(s) that host the meets so I could try to find some in my area to compete in. I was also wondering if any of you knew what I would need to do to qualify for the US Olympic team (win certain competitions, just be able to hit minimum weight requirements, etc.). I would be competing in the 94kg weight class.



Here’s a link to USA Weightlifting:

If you wander around there, I’m sure you can find info about upcoming meets and locals in your area who compete and/or train.

I would guess by 2008 you’d need to hit lifts of 160 and 200 minimum to make the team. Better eat your wheaties.