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TECHNICAL AND
COMPETITION
RULES
&
REGULATIONS
20
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Approved by the IWF Congress – Baku – 2012
Updated by IWF Congress – Kazan – 2014
Updated in Almaty – 2014
in effect with 01.01.2015
Published by
The InTernaTIonal WeIghTlIfTIng federaTIon
1146 Budapest, Istvánmezei út 1-3.
Hungary
Chief Editor
Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President
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CONTENTS
TECHNICAL AND COMPETITION RULES
1 PARTICIPANTS 9
1.1 Age Groups 9
1.2 Bodyweight Categories 9
2 THE TWO LIFTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
2.1 General 12
2.2 The Snatch 12
2.3 The Clean & Jerk 12
2.4 General rules for all lifts 14
2.5 Incorrect Movements 14
2.6 Incomplete Movements and Positions 16
3 VENUE, EQUIPMENT AND DOCUMENTS 16
3.1 Field of Play (FOP) 16
3.2 Venue – additional spaces 19
3.3 Sport Equipment 19
3.4 Offcial documents 26
4 ATHLETES’ OUTFIT 30
4.1 Costume 30
4.2 Footwear 31
4.3 Belt 31
4.4 Bandages, Sticking plasters and tapes 31
4.5 Gloves and Palm Guards 33
4.6 Prosthetic Limbs 33
4.7 Personal Electronic Devices 33
4.8 Manufacturer’s Identifcations 34

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5 COMPETITIONS 34
5.1 IWF Events 34
5.2 World Championships 35
5.3 Olympic Games 35
5.4 Youth Olympic Games 36
5.5 Multisport Games other than Olympics 36
5.6 World University Championships 37
5.7 Universiade
37
6 PROCEEDINGS OF AN IWF EVENT 38
6.1 Pre-competition Procedures – Entries 38
6.2 Verifcation of Final Entries 39
6.3 Drawing of lots and Technical Congress / Conference 39
6.4 Weigh-in 40
6.5 Introduction 40
6.6 Course of the competition 41
6.7 Break 44
6.8 Classifcation of athletes and teams 44
6.9 Victory Ceremony 46
7 TECHNICAL OFFICIALS 46
7.1 Defnition 46
7.2 General provisions 47
7.3 Promotion of Technical Offcials 48
7.4 Technical Offcials at World Championships
and Olympic Games 50
7.5 Jury 51
7.6 Competition Director 54
7.7 Referees 55
7.8 Technical Controller 57
7.9 Chief Marshal 58
7.10 Timekeeper 58
7.11 Competition Secretary 59
7.12 Speaker 60
7.13 Doctor on Duty 61

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8 RECORDS 62
9 CEREMONIES 63
9.1 Opening Ceremony 63
9.2 Closing Ceremony 63
10 PROVISIONS 64
10.1 Language Discrepancy 64
10.2 Interpretation 64

REGULATIONS
Regulation to 1.2 – Bodyweight Categories
66
Regulation to 3.1.1 – Competition Platform and Stage 67
Regulation to 3.3.2 – Platform 68
Regulation to 3.3.3 – Barbell 69
Regulation to 3.3.3.11 – Loading Chart 75
Regulation to 3.3.4 – Scales 85
Regulation to 3.3.5 – Athlete Bibs / Warm-up Passes 85
Regulation to 3.3.6.1 – Referee Light System 86
Regulation to 3.3.6.13 – Jury Control Unit 87
Regulation to 3.3.6.15 – Timing Clock 87
Regulation to 5.1 – IWF Events 88
Regulation to 5.2 – World Championships 89
Regulation to 6.4 – Weigh-in 95
Regulation to 6.5 – Introduction 99
Regulation to 6.6.5 – “15/20 kilo Rule” 100
Regulation to 6.6.6 – Calling order & Regulation 6.8 – Classifcation 103
Regulation to 6.9 – Victory Ceremony 105
Regulation to 7.3 – Promotion of Technical Offcials 106
Regulation to 7.5 – Jury 110
Regulation to 7.9 – Chief Marshal 110
Regulation to 7 – Additional Supporting Staff 111
Regulation to 9 – Ceremonies 113


GLOSSARY 116

TECHNICAL
AND
COMPETITION RULES


TECHNICAL AND COMPETITION RULES 9
1 PARTICIPANTS
1.1 AGE GROUPS
1.1.1 In the sport of weightlifting, competitions are organised for men and
women. The athletes compete in specifed bodyweight categories
and age groups.
1.1.2 The IWF recognises four (4) age groups:
i) YOUTH: 13 - 17 years of age
ii) JUNIOR: 15 - 20 years of age
iii) SENIOR: 15+ years of age
iv) MASTERS: 35+ years of age
All age groups are calculated in the athlete’s year of birth.
1.1.3 For Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games the relevant International Olympic Committee (IOC) Rules apply.
1.1.4 For International University Sports Federation (FISU) governed Events
the relevant FISU Rules apply.
1.2

BODYWEIGHT CATEGORIES (Regulation)
There are eight (8) categories for junior men and senior men. All competi
tions under IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations (TCRR)
must be held in the following categories and sequence:


1.2.1 1 56 kg
2 62 kg
3 69 kg
4 77 kg
5 85 kg
6 94 kg
7 105 kg
8 +105 kg

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1.2.2 There are seven (7) categories for junior women and women. All competitions under IWF TCRR must be held in the following categories and
sequence:
1 48 kg
2 53 kg
3 58 kg
4 63 kg
5 69 kg
6 75 kg
7 +75 kg
1.2.3 There are eight (8) categories for youth men. All competitions under IWF
TCRR must be held in the following categories and sequence, except for
the Youth Olympic Games, which are subject to special stipulations.
1 50 kg
2 56 kg
3 62 kg
4 69 kg
5 77 kg
6 85 kg
7 94 kg
8 +94 kg
1.2.4 There are seven (7) categories for youth women. All competitions under
IWF TCRR must be held in the following categories and sequence, except
for the Youth Olympic Games, which are subject to special stipulations.
1 44 kg
2 48 kg
3 53 kg
4 58 kg
5 63 kg
6 69 kg
7 +69 kg

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1.2.5 Youth Olympic Games categories:
Youth men:
1 56 kg
2 62 kg
3 69 kg
4 77 kg
5 85 kg
6 +85 kg
Youth women:
1 48 kg
2 53 kg
3 58 kg
4 63 kg
5 +63 kg
1.2.6 At IWF Events each Member Federation may enter a team of maximum
ten (10) men and nine (9) women athletes but may only participate with
a team of maximum eight (8) men and seven (7) women athletes. The
maximum participating team of eight (8) and seven (7) must be spread
amongst the bodyweight categories with a maximum of two (2) athletes
per category.
Exceptions:
Olympic Games
Youth Olympic Games
Multisport Games other than Olympics
1.2.7 During the course of one competition, an athlete may only compete in
one (1) bodyweight category except in the case when Youth events are
combined with Junior/Senior events.

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2 THE TWO LIFTS
2.1 GENERAL
In the sport of weightlifting the IWF recognises two (2) lifts which must
be executed in the following sequence:
a) The Snatch
b) The Clean & Jerk
Both lifts must be executed with two hands. A maximum of three (3) attempts is allowed in each lift.
2.2 THE SNATCH
2.2.1 The barbell is centred horizontally on the competition platform. The athlete takes
the start position behind the barbell. The athlete grips the barbell and bends at
the knees. The barbell is gripped, palms downward and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the full extent of both arms above the head, while
either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement upward
the barbell should remain close to the body and may slide along the thighs. No
part of the body other than the feet may touch the platform during the execution
of the Snatch. The athlete may recover in his/her own time, either from a split
or a squat position. The lifted weight must be maintained in the fnal motionless position, with both arms and legs fully extended and feet on the same line
and parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell. The athlete waits for the
Referees’ signal to replace the barbell on the competition platform.
The Referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the athlete becomes motionless in all parts of the body.
2.3 THE CLEAN & JERK
2.3.1 The frst part, the Clean:
The barbell is centred horizontally on the centre of the competition platform. The athlete takes the start position behind the barbell. The athlete
grips the barbell and bends at the knees. The barbell is gripped, palms

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downward and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the
shoulders, while either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement upward the barbell should remain close to the body and
the barbell may slide along the thighs. The barbell must not touch the
chest before it stops at the fnal position either on the clavicles, chest or
on fully bent arms. The athlete’s feet must return to the same line and the
legs must be fully extended before starting the Jerk. No part of the body
other than the feet may touch the platform during the execution of the
Clean. The athlete may recover in his/her own time and must fnish with
the feet on the same line and parallel to the plane of the trunk and the
barbell.
2.3.2 The second part, the Jerk:
The athlete must become motionless after the Clean and before starting
the Jerk. The athlete bends and dynamically extends the legs and arms
simultaneously to move the barbell upward in one motion to the full extent
of the arms, while either splitting or bending the legs. The athlete returns
his/her feet to the same line parallel to the plane of the trunk and the
barbell with his/her arms and legs fully extended. The athlete waits for
the Referees’ signal to replace the barbell on the competition platform.
The Referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the athlete
becomes motionless in all parts of the body.
Before the Jerk, the athlete may adjust the position of the barbell for the
following reasons:
a) to withdraw or “unhook” the thumbs
b) if breathing is impeded
c) if the barbell causes pain
d) to change the width of the grip
The barbell adjustments noted above are not considered to be an additional attempt at the Jerk.

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2.4 GENERAL RULES FOR ALL LIFTS
2.4.1 The technique known as “hooking” is permitted. It consists of covering the
last joint of the thumb with the other fngers of the same hand at the moment of gripping the barbell.
2.4.2 In both lifts, the Referees must count as “No lift” any unfnished attempt in
which the barbell has reached the height of the knees.
2.4.3 After the Referees’ signal to lower the barbell, the athlete must lower it in
front of the body. The grip on the barbell must only be released when it
has passed the level of the shoulders.
2.4.4 An athlete, who, for any reason, cannot fully extend the elbow(s), must
report/display this fact to all on-duty Referees as well as the Jury prior to
the start of competition and may remind of this fact prior to the start of each
lift when on the platform. This is the sole responsibility of the athlete.
2.4.5 When snatching or cleaning in the squat style, the athlete may assist their
recovery by swinging or rocking their body while in the squat position.
2.4.6 The use of chalk (magnesium carbonate) is permitted.
2.4.7 The use of grease, oil, water, talcum or any other lubricant on the athlete’s
thighs is forbidden. An athlete who uses forbidden lubricant(s) is ordered
to remove it immediately. If during the removal, the clock is running for
that athlete, the clock remains running.
2.4.8 It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to complete each lift in accordance
with the IWF TCRR and to the satisfaction of the on-duty Technical Offcials.
2.5 INCORRECT MOVEMENTS
2.5.1 INCORRECT MOVEMENTS FOR All lIFTS
2.5.1.1 Pulling from the hang, defned as: stopping the upward movement of the
barbell during the pull.

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2.5.1.2 Touching the platform with any part of the body other than the feet.
2.5.1.3 Pause during the extension of the arms.
2.5.1.4 Finishing with a press-out, defned as: continuing the extension of the
arms after the athlete has reached the lowest point of his/her position in
the squat or split for both the Snatch and the Jerk.
2.5.1.5 Bending and extending the elbows during the recovery.
2.5.1.6 Leaving the competition platform or touching the area outside the competition platform with any part of the body before the complete execution of
the lift.
2.5.1.7 Dropping the barbell from above the shoulders.
2.5.1.8 Failing to replace the complete barbell on the competition platform.
2.5.1.9 Not facing the Centre Referee at the beginning of the lift.
2.5.1.10 Releasing the barbell before the Referees’ signal.
2.5.2
INCORRECT MOVEMENTS FOR ThE SNATCh
2.5.2.1 Pause during the lifting of the barbell.
2.5.2.2 Touching the head with the bar; hair and any items worn on the head are
considered to be part of the head.
2.5.3
INCORRECT MOVEMENTS FOR ThE ClEAN
2.5.3.1 Resting or placing the barbell on the chest at an intermediate point before
its fnal position producing a “double clean”; often referred to as a “dirty
clean”.
2.5.3.2 Touching the thighs or the knees with the elbows or the upper arms
.
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2.5.4 INCORRECT MOVEMENTS FOR ThE JERk
2.5.4.1 Any apparent effort to jerk which is not completed; including, lowering the
body or bending the knees.
2.5.4.2 Any deliberate oscillation of the barbell to gain advantage. The athlete
must become motionless before starting the Jerk.
2.6 INCOMPLETE MOVEMENTS AND POSITIONS
2.6.1 Uneven or incomplete extension of the arms at the completion of the lift.
2.6.2 Failing to fnish with the feet and the barbell in line and parallel to the
plane of the trunk.
2.6.3 Failing to fully extend the knees at the completion of the lift.
3 VENUE, EQUIPMENT
AND DOCUMENTS
3.1 FIELD OF PLAY (FOP)
For the sport of weightlifting the Field of Play (FOP) relates to the area of
competition which contains the:
Competition platform and stage
Technical Offcials’ and Competition Management tables
Warm-up area
3.1.1

COMPETITION PlATFORM AND STAGE (Regulation)
All lifts must be executed on a competition platform.


3.1.1.1
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3.1.1.2 A clear area measuring one hundred (100) cm surrounding the competition platform is compulsory. This area must be flat and free from any
obstacles including discs.
3.1.1.3 If the competition platform is placed on a stage, the stage must follow the
specifcations in Regulation to 3.1.1.
3.1.1.4 Chalk and rosin must be provided near the competition platform.
3.1.1.5 Cleaning disinfectant / antiseptic, wire brushes, cloths, broom, gloves and
other cleaning supplies / appliances must be provided and neatly stored
next to the competition platform / stage for the loaders and decontamination attendants.
3.1.1.6 A stretcher or backboard must be provided near the competition platform
/ stage.
3.1.1.7 A zone for Team Offcials must be designated relative to the FOP layout
but not on the stage.
3.1.2
TEChNICAl OFFICIAlSAND COMPETITION MANAGEMENT TAblES
The placement of all Technical Offcials’ and Competition Management
tables (and chairs) is consistent throughout all IWF Events.
3.1.2.1 Jury Table: The Jury is located in a place where the view of the competition platform and stage is clear and unobstructed. The Jury table must
be placed a maximum one thousand (1,000) cm from the centre of the
platform, between the Centre and the Side Referees’ tables and located
on the side of the athletes’ point of entry.
3.1.2.2 Referees’ Tables:
a) Centre Referee must be seated four hundred (400) cm (measured
from the front) of the competition platform to the back edge of the
Centre Referee’s table, and in line with the centre of the competition
platform.

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a) Side Referees must be seated on the same line as and parallel with
the Centre Referee, three hundred to four hundred (300-400) cm
from the Centre Referee.
b) Reserve Referees sit in a designated area on the FOP.
3.1.2.3 Doctor on Duty Table: A table and chair must be provided for the Doctor(s)
on Duty near the athletes’ point of entry to the competition platform / stage
and in the warm-up area relative to the venue layout.
3.1.2.4 Competition Management Tables: Tables and chairs in a suitable quantity
must be provided for the Competition Management and placed on the
side of the athletes’ point of entry to the competition platform / stage.
3.1.2.5 Loaders’ and Decontamination Attendants’ position: Loaders and Decontamination Attendants must have a designated area with chairs on the opposite side of the athletes’ point of entry to the competition platform / stage.
3.1.2.6 IWF Offcials’ Table: At World Championships and Olympic Games a table
for three to fve (3-5) persons with chairs must be provided in a location
symmetrical to the Jury table.
3.1.3
WARM-uP AREA
3.1.3.1 In order to prepare for competition, athletes must be provided with a
warm-up area located in close proximity to the competition platform /
stage relative to the venue layout.
The warm-up area must be equipped with:
an appropriate amount of numbered warm-up platforms (numbers start at one (1))
barbells, chalk, rosin, etc. in relation to the number of competing
athletes
loudspeakers connected with the Speaker’s audio system
real time scoreboard
attempt board
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display of offcial timing clock
live video feed of activity on the competition platform
tables for Marshals and Doctor on Duty
water/refreshments
ice for injuries
other operational tables, as required
bathroom facilities (preferable)
3.1.3.2 Numbered warm-up platforms are allocated by the Competition Secretary
at the end of the weigh-in in accordance with the athlete start number.
3.2 VENUE – ADDITIONAL SPACES
3.2.1 The following additional spaces must be provided at the competition venue:
Anti-Doping Control Station
Changing rooms with shower
Athletes’ Rest area
Competition Management offce(s)
First Aid / Medical room
IWF Meeting room
IWF Offces (President, General Secretary and Secretariat)
Press Centre
Sauna
Technical Offcials’ room
Training area (may be at a different location, but preferably at the
competition venue)
VIP room
Weigh-in room and Test Weigh-in room
3.3 SPORT EQUIPMENT
3.3.1 GENERAl PROVISIONS
3.3.1.1 At Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, Continental, Regional and
other Multisport Games, World, Continental and Regional Championships
and FISU Events, only IWF-licensed sport equipment shall be used.

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3.3.1.2 For the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games the IWF Executive
Board selects the supplier of the barbell and platform from among the
IWF-licensed companies.
3.3.1.3 The application of the IWF Technology and Information System (TIS) is
obligatory at World Championships (Youth, Junior and Senior), World University Championships, Grand Prix and Continental Olympic Qualifcation
Events.
3.3.2

PlATFORM (Regulation)
Two types of platforms are authorised for use by the IWF: Competition
and Training/Warm-up platforms. Both types of platforms must meet the
authorised specifcations.
Competition platform:
square
measures four hundred (400) cm on each side
measures ten (10) cm in height
Training / warm-up platform:
measures three hundred (300) cm wide
measures two hundred ffty to three hundred (250-300) cm in
length
bARbEll (Regulation)
The barbell consists of the following parts:
Bar
Discs
Collars
Bar
There are two (2) types of bars: men’s and women’s bars. Both types of
bars must meet the following authorized specifcations:


3.3.2.1 3.3.2.2 3.3.2.3 3.3.3 3.3.3.1 3.3.3.2
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3.3.3.3 A men’s bar weighs twenty (20) kg.
3.3.3.4 A women’s bar weighs ffteen (15) kg.
3.3.3.5 Discs
Two types of discs are authorised for use by the IWF: Competition and Training
discs. Both types of discs must meet the following authorized specifcations:
3.3.3.6 Competition discs: (
weights in kilograms with corresponding colour)
30 kg black*
25 kg red
20 kg blue
15 kg yellow
10 kg green
5 kg white
2.5 kg red
2 kg blue
1.5 kg yellow
1 kg green
0.5 kg white
*Note: Details of the introduction of 30 kg discs are subject to further coordination.
3.3.3.7 Training discs
manufactured in coloured weights as listed above
may be manufactured in black with corresponding coloured rims
and demarcated with “Training”
3.3.3.8 Collars
In order to secure the discs to the bar, each bar must be equipped with
collars. Collars must meet the following authorised specifcations:
two (2) collars per barbell
weight = 2.5 kg each
3.3.3.9 Competition discs must be used on the Competition platform as well as in
the Warm-up area.

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3.3.3.10 Training discs may be used in the training venue, except for the Olympic
Games, the Youth Olympic Games, or as otherwise decided by the IWF.
3.3.3.11 Discs are loaded and secured by collars on the sleeve of the bar. The bar is
loaded with the heaviest discs frst and then the lighter discs loaded in descending order of weight toward the outer edge of the bar. Discs must be loaded so
that both the on-duty Referees and Jury can identify the weight of each disc.
3.3.3.12 An adequate number of sets of men’s and women’s barbells and additional discs must be provided for each competition.
3.3.4

SCAlES (Regulation)
At World Championships, Olympic Games and other select IWF Events,
multiple identical scales are required.
AThlETE bIbS / WARM-uP PASS (Regulation)
Athlete bibs are worn for athlete identifcation during competition. Athlete
bibs are supplied to athletes in each group indicating the athletes’ allo
cated start numbers.
Warm-up passes are worn for Team Offcials’ identifcation during compe
tition. Warm-up passes are issued to Team Offcials in each group and are
valid only for the specifed group.


3.3.4.1 3.3.5 3.3.5.1 3.3.5.2 3.3.6 TEChNOlOGy AND INFORMATION SySTEM (TIS) (Regulation)
The TIS is a complex and integrated competition management application including the competition management software and the following
hardware:
3.3.6.1
REFEREE lIGhT SySTEM
3.3.6.2 The Referee Light System is the means by which Referees adjudicate
the lifts.

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3.3.6.3 The Referee Light System consists of one (1) control box for each of the
three (3) Referees and a control panel for the Jury.
3.3.6.4 Each of the Referees must give the “Down” signal by pressing the white
button for a “Good lift” or the red button for “No lift”, according to the relevant rules.
3.3.6.5 When two (2) of the Referees have provided identical decisions, a visual
and audible “Down” signal is given to the athlete to replace the barbell on
the competition platform.
3.3.6.6 If one (1) Referee presses the white button and another Referee presses
the red button and the third Referee does not press either, the latter hears
an intermittent audible signal from the control box prompting him/her that
a decision is required.
3.3.6.7 The signal is only a reminder to the Referee; the Referees must be certain in their decision of “Good lift” or “No lift”. The signal should not force
the Referee to make a decision. When two (2) white lights or two (2)
red lights have been given by two (2) of the three (3) Referees and the
“Down” signal has been seen and heard, the Referee who has not provided a decision is reminded to give his/her decision by way of the intermittent audible signal.
3.3.6.8 Three (3) seconds after the three (3) Referees have given their decision;
the “decision lights” light up, indicating the individual decision of the Referees by corresponding colours, either red or white. The decision lights
remain lit for a minimum of three (3) seconds.
3.3.6.9 After the visible and audible “Down” signal and before the decision lights
operate, the Referees have a three (3) second window to reverse their
decision. If a Referee misses the three (3) second window he/she must
raise the small flag provided to them to indicate a change in decision.

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3.3.6.10 When the “Down” signal has been given and the „decision lights” are on
and the athlete does not lower the barbell, the Centre Referee must say
“Down” and signal the athlete to replace the barbell to the competition
platform.
3.3.6.11 During the competition, the Jury monitors the work of the Referees
through a control panel. Every decision by the Referees may be verifed
as the lights on the control panel light up instantly when the Referees
make a decision. Slow, fast or no decision(s) may be identifed for immediate or further action. Should the Jury want to call any of the Referees to
the Jury table, the Jury President does so by pressing the button on the
control panel, which gives an audible signal to the Referee(s) in question.
3.3.6.12
JuRy CONTROl uNIT
Jury members give their decision on each lift using the equipment located
on the Jury table. Each Jury member has a device with a red and white
push button.
3.3.6.13
COMMuNICATION SySTEM
An intercom or telephone system must be provided for direct communication between the Jury, Competition Management and Chief Marshal.
3.3.6.14
TIMING ClOCk
An electronic timing clock with countdown mode in increments of one (1)
second must be used. The timing clock must be able to be set to any time
up to ffteen (15) minutes.
3.3.6.15
ATTEMPT bOARD
The following information must be displayed on the Attempt Board:
name (family name displayed upper case text; followed by given name
in upper case for the frst letter and lower case for subsequent text)
IWF/IOC code
weight to be taken
attempt number
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athlete start number
Referees’ decision, if not displayed elsewhere
timing clock, if not displayed elsewhere
3.3.6.16
SCOREbOARD
A scoreboard must be set up in a prominent place in the FOP in order to
record and display the progress and results of the specifc category as it
happens.
3.3.6.17 The scoreboard must contain the following information for all athletes in
the group being contested and for the top three (3) athletes from the previous groups, which must be displayed the entire time: which must be
displayed the entire time:
athlete start number, in numerical order
name of each athlete according to the allocated start number
date of birth
bodyweight
IWF/IOC code
three (3) attempts in the Snatch
three(3) attempts in the Clean & Jerk
Total
fnal classifcation
indication of the athlete called and the one to follow next
3.3.6.18 Successful and unsuccessful attempts must be marked differently (by
strikethrough or by colour).
3.3.6.19
RECORD DISPlAy
The records of the category contested must be displayed on the FOP. The
information on the records must be available throughout the entire group
and must be updated immediately when a new record is set.
3.3.6.20
VIDEO bOARD(S)
Video screen(s) must be provided on the FOP, both in the competition
area and warm-up area.

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3.4 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
3.4.1 EVENT REGulATION
3.4.1.1 Four (4) months prior to the date of the IWF Event, the host Member
Federation / Organising Committee distributes the IWF Event Regulation
by way of publishing it online and distributing it via email/mail to all concerned parties.
3.4.1.2 The IWF Event Regulation contains the following information:
exact date of the IWF Event, with a detailed program of the competition and related activities
competition and training venue
fnancial conditions
accommodation and ground transportation offered
Media Accreditation Forms
Preliminary Entry Forms
Final Entry Forms
Organising Committee contact information
any other pertinent information
3.4.2 ENTRy FORMS
3.4.2.1 A Preliminary Entry Form includes:
Member Federation
athletes’ names
athletes’ date of birth
athletes’ bodyweight category
Entry Total (a reference performance for the allocation into
groups, with consideration to 6.6.5)
accompanying Team Offcials’ names and functions (coach,
manager, doctor, etc.)
signature and date
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3.4.2.2 Maximum athletes allowed on the Preliminary Entry Form are nine (9)
women and ten (10) men.
3.4.2.3 A
Final Entry Form includes:
Member Federation
athletes’ names
athletes’ date of birth
athletes’ bodyweight category
Entry Total (a reference performance for the allocation into
groups, with consideration to 6.6.5)
accompanying Team Offcials’ names and functions (coach,
manager, doctor, etc.)
signature and date
3.4.2.4 Maximum athletes allowed on the Final Entry Form are nine (9) women
and ten (10) men; this consists of a full team (seven (7) women and eight
(8) men) plus two (2) reserve athletes per gender. Reserve athletes must
be noted as such on the Final Entry Form.
3.4.3
VERIFICATION FORM
3.4.3.1 The Verifcation Form includes – with data in accordance with the Final
Entry Form:
Member Federation
athletes’ names
athletes’ date of birth
athletes’ bodyweight category
Entry Total
signature and date line
3.4.3.2 Maximum seven (7) women and eight (8) men (full team per gender) shall
remain on the Verifcation Form, with a maximum of two (2) athletes per
bodyweight category, unless Youth and Junior competitions are held together.

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3.4.4 START lIST PACkAGE
3.4.4.1 The Start List Package includes:
Timetable, indicating the date and time of competitions, groups,
TOs’ assignment
List of Technical Offcials and their group allocation
Start Lists for each group, including athletes’ lot numbers, names,
date of birth, IWF/IOC code, Entry Totals
3.4.5
WEIGh-IN lIST
3.4.5.1 Issued for each group, the Weigh-in List must contain the following information for all athletes:
lot number
name
date of birth
IWF/IOC code
Entry Total
bodyweight
frst attempts in Snatch and Clean & Jerk
signatures of Technical Offcials attending the weigh-in
3.4.6
AThlETES CARD
3.4.6.1 The Athlete’s Card is issued for each athlete and is the offcial document
to record the athletes’ declarations, attempts and Team Offcials / athletes’
initials or signature as allowed by the TCRR.
Each Athlete’s Card contains the following athlete information:
name
date of birth
IWF / IOC code
bodyweight
bodyweight category
group, if applicable
Entry Total
start number, assigned at the completion of weigh-in
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3.4.7 PROTOCOl
3.4.7.1 The Protocol, either handwritten or computer generated is the offcial
document certifying the results of each group and contains the following
information of each athlete:
start number
lot number
name
date of birth
IWF / IOC code
bodyweight
all attempts for both lifts
Total
records, if applicable
signatures of Jury President and Competition Director / TD
3.4.7.2 Successful and unsuccessful attempts must be marked differently
(by strikethrough or by colour).
3.4.8
FINAl RESulTS PACkAGE
3.4.8.1 The Final Results Package produced either in hardcopy or electronic/
digital format is distributed to the delegations and all concerned parties at
the end of the Event and must contain:
Team Classifcation; including team rankings, IWF/IOC codes,
classifcation points, number of athletes
Results of Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total in each bodyweight
category; including ranking, name, date of birth, IWF/IOC code,
bodyweight, attempts (with successful and unsuccessful attempts differently marked) and result
New records; including bodyweight category, name, date of
birth, IWF/IOC code, record weight

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4 ATHLETES’ OUTFIT
4.1 COSTUME
4.1.1 Athletes must wear a weightlifting costume which complies with the following criteria:
must be one piece
must be collarless
may be of any colour
must not cover the elbows
must not cover the knees
4.1.2 A unitard may be worn under the costume. The unitard must comply with
the following criteria:
must be one piece or two pieces (full body)
must be tight ftting
must be collarless
may cover elbows and knees
may be of any colour
no pattern or design permitted
4.1.3 A T-shirt may be worn under the costume. The T-shirt must comply with
the following criteria:
must be collarless
must not cover the elbows
may be of any colour
4.1.4 Shorts may be worn under or over the costume. Shorts must comply with
the following criteria:
must be tight ftting
must not cover the knees
may be of any colour
4.1.5 A T-shirt and shorts cannot be worn instead of the costume.

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4.1.6 Hair and any items worn on the head are considered to be part of the head.
4.1.7 At competitions, athletes participate in the uniform clothing issued / approved by their Member Federation. For this purpose, the Victory Ceremony is considered to be part of competition.
4.1.8 Socks may be worn, but must not cover the knees.
4.1.9 Costumes may be decorated or marked with the athlete’s:
name
nick name
club name
Member Federation / NOC
national emblem
4.2 FOOTWEAR
4.2.1 Athletes must wear sport footwear (weightlifting shoes / boots) to protect
their feet and provide stability and a frm stance on the competition platform.
4.3 BELT
4.3.1 A weightlifting belt may be worn. If used, it must be worn on the outside of
the costume.
4.3.2 The maximum width of the belt is twelve (12) cm.
4.4 BANDAGES, STICKING PLASTERS AND TAPES
4.4.1 Bandages are non-adhesive wraps made of a variety of materials; most
common materials are gauze, medical crepe, neoprene/rubber or leather.
4.4.1.1 There is no limit to the length of the bandages.

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4.4.1.2 Wrist bandages must not cover more area than ten (10) cm of the wrist
area, either on skin or on the unitard.
4.4.1.3 One-piece elastic bandages, neoprene/rubberised kneecaps, or patella protectors which allow free movement, may be worn on the knees.
Kneecap bandages / protectors may not be reinforced by way of buckles,
straps, whalebone, plastic or wire.
4.4.1.4 Bandages may be worn both on the inner and outer surface of the hands
and may be attached to the wrist.
4.4.1.5 Bandages must not be attached to the barbell at any time.
4.4.1.6 No bandages or substitutes are allowed on the elbow(s).
4.4.2 Sticking plasters are small adhesive bandages usually made of woven
fabric, plastic, or latex rubber with an absorbent pad. Sticking plasters
are applied to cover small wounds.
4.4.2.1 Sticking plasters may be worn to protect small wounds, as required except on the elbow(s).
4.4.2.2 Sticking plasters worn on the fngers and thumb must not protrude in front
of the fngertips.
4.4.2.3 Sticking plasters must not be attached to the barbell at any time.
4.4.3 Tape is made of either rigid cotton or rayon material and is known as
athletic tape, medical tape and/or sport tape. Tape can also be an elastic
therapeutic tape (Kinesio tape) which is an adhesive elastic cotton strip in
multiple colours.

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4.4.3.1 Tape worn on the fngers and thumb must not protrude in front of the
fngertips.
4.4.3.2 Tape worn on both the inner and outer surface of the hands may be attached to the wrist.
4.4.3.3 Tape or substitute must not be attached to the barbell at any time.
4.4.3.4 No tape or substitutes are allowed on the elbow(s).
4.4.3.5 Tape may be worn under any piece of the athlete outft including other
bandages anywhere on the body, except the elbow(s).
4.5 GLOVES AND PALM GUARDS
4.5.1 In order to protect the palm of the hands, wearing fngerless gloves is allowed (e.g.: gymnastic palm guards, cycling gloves).
4.5.2 Gloves may cover only the frst knuckle of the fngers.
4.5.3 If sticking plaster or tape is worn on the fngers, there must be a visible separation between the sticking plaster or tape and the palm guard or glove.
4.6 PROSTHETIC LIMBS
4.6.1 Prosthetic limbs are permitted. Prosthetic limb(s) must not be powered or
able to store energy which can be released during the execution of the lift.
4.7 PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES
4.7.1 Personal electronic equipment (i.e.: iPods, tablets, mobile phones, etc.) is
forbidden on the competition platform / stage. Medical equipment (i.e. hearing aid or such implements) is an exception. Personal electronic equipment
may be used in the warm-up area. The IWF, host Member Federation / Organising Committee or any Games Organising Committees are not responsible for athletes’, Team Offcials’ and Technical Offcials’ personal property.

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4.8 MANUFACTURER’S IDENTIFICATIONS
4.8.1 At all IWF Events the following identifcations are permitted on each article of the athletes outft with the total maximum size of fve hundred
(500) cm² per article:
a) the identifcation (logo, name or a combination of both) of the manufacturer of the product and/or
b) the identifcation of the athlete’s commercial sponsor (logo, name or
a combination of both)
Distinctive manufacturer’s design patterns are not considered for the
application of this rule.
4.8.2 At Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games the relevant IOC rules prevail regarding manufacturer’s identifcation.
5 COMPETITIONS
5.1

IWF EVENTS (Regulation)
IWF Events are international weightlifting competitions registered as “IWF
Events” in the IWF Calendar.
IWF Event Organisers must guarantee unconditional entry to all partici
pants from all eligible IWF Member Federations.
All IWF Events must include the two (2) individual lifts.
No other IWF Event may be organised within thirty (30) days before or
thirty (30) days after the IWF/FISU World Championships or Olympic
Games/YOG, unless approved by the IWF.


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5.2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Regulation)
World Championships are held every year, except in years with the Sum
mer Olympic Games.
Junior World Championships are held every year.
Youth World Championships are held every year, except in the years with
the Summer Youth Olympic Games.
At World Championships, only those athletes whose eligibility is con
frmed by the IWF may participate.
Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded respectively to the frst three
(3) places for the Snatch, the Clean & Jerk and the Total in each body
weight category.
OLYMPIC GAMES
As soon as available but no later than twenty-four (24) months before the
opening of the Olympic Games and in consultation with the IWF Executive
Board, the IOC, the IWF Technical Delegates (TDs) and the Organising
Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG), the IWF shall communicate
relevant information to all Member Federations.
All sport and TCRR related documents must be approved by the IWF
before publication.
A National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter athletes to the Olym
pic Games and Youth Olympic Games in accordance with the relevant
“Olympic Games Qualifcation Regulation”.
Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded respectively to the
frst three (3) places for the Total in each of the bodyweight categories.


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5.3.5 The IWF Executive Board appoints two (2) Technical Delegates (TDs)
for the Olympic Games whose task is to coordinate and assist with the
technical organisation of the weightlifting competition.
5.4 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
5.4.1 The stipulations under 5.3 apply, whenever possible.
5.4.2 An Event Delegate (ED) is appointed for the Youth Olympic Games
whose task is to coordinate and assist with the technical organisation of
the weightlifting competition.
5.5 MULTISPORT GAMES OTHER THAN OLYMPIC GAMES
5.5.1 Weightlifting competitions at all Multisport Games (Continental, Regional
or other) must be supervised by the IWF.
5.5.2 All sport and TCRR related documents must be approved by the IWF before
publication. The Multisport Games Regulation must be supplied in English and
in any other language the Games Organising Committee deems necessary.
5.5.3 The IWF reviews all venues and sports equipment and approves the weightlifting International Technical Offcials (ITOs) in consultation with the Continental
or Regional Federation concerned and/or the Games Organising Committee.
5.5.4 An IWF Technical Delegate (TD) shall be appointed to assist the Games
Organising Committee. The TD must be present in advance of the opening of the Games to ensure that the venues and sports equipment are
adequate and the relevant IWF TCRR are being respected.
5.5.5 The IWF may be represented either by the IWF President, General Secretary, or by a delegate appointed in consultation with the IWF President
and General Secretary.
5.5.6 The Games Organising Committee must pay the travel, accommodation
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5.5.7 Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded respectively to the frst three
(3) places for the Snatch, the Clean & Jerk and the Total in each of the
bodyweight categories, unless otherwise specifed and arranged between
the Games Organising Committee and the IWF.
5.6 WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
5.6.1 Upon allocation by FISU to a FISU Member Organisation, the World University Weightlifting Championships are organised in even years under
the auspices / control of FISU and its relevant Rules and Regulations.
5.6.2 The IWF is represented by an IWF Delegate appointed to each World
University Championships.
5.6.3 In all aspects of the sport-specifc and technical organisation of the Event,
the IWF TCRR must be applied, wherever applicable.
5.6.4 Eligibility is in accordance with the FISU Rules on Eligibility in combination with the IWF Constitution, By-Laws and TCRR.
5.6.5 The IWF shall be involved in the allocation, preparation and delivery of
the Championships in a consultative capacity.
5.6.6 The involvement of the respective Member Federation in the organisation
of the Championships is encouraged and expected.
5.6.7 Subject to agreement with the Organising Committee, a suitable number
of ITOs shall be appointed to assist the Championships.
5.7 UNIVERSIADE
5.7.1 Weightlifting competitions at the Summer Universiade (FISU Games),
organised in odd years under the auspices of FISU are carried out in accordance with the relevant FISU-IWF Regulations for Universiade sports,
and elaborated in consultation and subject to approval by both organisations.

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6 PROCEEDINGS OF AN IWF EVENT
6.1 PRE-COMPETITION PROCEDURES – ENTRIES
6.1.1 Participants may only be offcially entered by their respective Member
Federation by way of both the Preliminary Entry Form and the Final Entry
Form.
6.1.2 The Preliminary Entry Form must be returned to the host Member Federation / Organising Committee (either by fax or e-mail) with a copy to
the IWF Secretariat no later than sixty (60) days before the Technical
Congress / Conference.
6.1.3 The Final Entry Form must be returned to the host Member Federation
/ Organising Committee (either by fax or e-mail) with a copy to the IWF
Secretariat no later than fourteen (14) days before the Technical Congress / Conference.
.
6.1.4 The host Member Federation / Organising Committee shall be entitled to
use the names entered by each Member Federation on the Final Entry
Form to reserve accommodation at any of the offcial designated hotels.
Should any of the reserved hotel rooms be unused, the respective Member Federation shall be liable to pay to the host Member Federation /
Organising Committee a cancellation fee for the entire duration of each
reservation.
6.1.5 Final Entry Forms must be confrmed by the IWF. No unconfrmed, incomplete and/or incorrect Entry Forms shall be accepted.
6.1.6 Athletes not listed on the Final Entry Form cannot take part in the Event.
6.1.7 For the World Championships (Youth, Junior and Senior), an Entry List by
Category must be published on the IWF website latest fve (5) days prior
to the date of the Verifcation of Final Entries (VFE).

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6.2 VERIFICATION OF FINAL ENTRIES
6.2.1 Prior to the Technical Congress / Conference, a Verifcation of Final Entries (VFE) Meeting shall be held chaired by the CD/TD.
6.2.2 A copy of each participating athlete’s passport must be presented at the
VFE Meeting by the relevant Team Offcial(s).
6.2.3 The VFE Meeting consists of each participating team receiving a Verifcation Form on which they are requested / eligible to do the following:
correct the spelling of the athletes’ name
correct the athletes’ date of birth
modify the athletes’ bodyweight category
modify the athletes’ Entry Total
6.2.4 Substitution of athletes will not be accepted.
6.2.5 Maximum seven (7) women and eight (8) men shall remain on the Verifcation Form with a maximum of two (2) athletes per bodyweight category,
unless Youth and Junior competitions are held together. All additional
athlete(s) must be deleted.
6.2.6 Once the Verifcation Form is verifed, signed and returned the Entries are
considered fnal.
6.2.7 Teams with no representation at the VFE Meeting must accept the information according to their submitted Final Entry Form as fnal and binding.
6.3 DRAWING OF LOTS AND TECHNICAL CONGRESS /
CONFERENCE
6.3.1 After the VFE a randomly generated lot number is drawn for each verifed
athlete. The athletes retain the lot number throughout the Event. The lot
number defnes the order of the weigh-in and the order of lifting during the
course of the competition in the athlete’s relevant group.

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6.3.2 Bodyweight categories may be divided into two (2) or more groups by the
Competition Director / Technical Delegate in accordance with the Entry
Totals. A maximum of eighteen (18) athletes shall be allocated to a group.
6.3.3 If two (2) or more athletes have the same Entry Total, athletes may be
allocated into different groups according to their lot number (e.g. athlete
with the lower lot number goes to Group A; athlete with the higher lot
number to Group B).
6.3.4 Prior to the start of the Event, a Technical Congress / Conference must
be held where the participating teams and other parties concerned shall
receive comprehensive information about the Event.
6.4

WEIGH-IN (Regulation)
The weigh-in of each competition begins two (2) hours before the start of
the group concerned. Weigh-in lasts for one (1) hour.
As soon as the athlete has weighed within the offcially entered body
weight category, accompanying Team Offcials must be provided with
Warm-up Passes for access to the warm-up area as per the following
chart – per group:
one (1) athlete – three (3) Passes
two (2) athletes – four (4) Passes
any additional athlete (for combined categories/Events) – two (2)
Passes per athlete
INTRODUCTION (Regulation)
The competition offcially starts with the introduction of athletes. After the
introduction of athletes and prior to the introduction of the Technical Of
fcials, the timing clock starts a countdown of ten (10) minutes.
Athletes of the group are introduced in order of athlete start number.


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6.5.3 The Technical Offcials of the group are introduced after which the Technical Offcials submit their TO Cards to the Jury President.
6.6

COURSE OF THE COMPETITION (Regulation)
The barbell is loaded in progression. The athlete requesting the lightest
weight lifts frst. Once the announced weight is loaded on the barbell,
and the clock has started, the weight cannot be reduced. The athlete or
Team Offcial must therefore observe the progression of the loading and
be ready to make the attempt at the weight they have chosen. This is the
sole responsibility of the athlete / Team Offcial.
The weight of the barbell must always be a multiple of one (1) kg.
The automatic progression after any successful attempt for the same ath
lete must be a minimum of one (1) kilogram. If the lift is unsuccessful the
weight on the barbell automatically remains the same.
The minimum weights that can be lifted at IWF Events are:
Men = twenty-six (26) kg (20kg bar, collars and two 0.5kg discs)
Women = twenty-one (21) kg (15kg bar, collars and two 0.5kg
discs)
The total weight of the starting attempts declared and actually taken in
the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk cannot be less than ffteen (15) kg below
the verifed Entry Total for women and twenty (20) kg below the verifed
Entry Total for men. The Jury will exclude the athlete from the competition
if this rule is not adhered to. The above rule is commonly referred to as
the “15/20 Kilo Rule”.
CAllING ORDER
The following four (4) factors listed in priority must be considered when
calling the athletes:
1. The weight of the barbell (lightest weight frst)
2. The number of the attempt (lowest number frst)


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3. The sequence/order of the previous attempt(s) (the athlete who
lifted earliest is frst)
4. The start number of the athlete (lowest frst) – For the allocation
of start numbers see Regulation to 6.4 – Weigh-in
6.6.7 One (1) minute (60 seconds) is allocated to each athlete between the
calling of his/her name and the beginning of the attempt. After thirty (30)
seconds, a warning signal sounds.
When an athlete attempts two (2) lifts in succession, he/she is allowed
two (2) minutes (120 seconds) for the succeeding attempt. (For exception
see 6.6.8)
Thirty (30) seconds after the start of the allocated time and thirty (30)
seconds before the end of the allocated time, a warning signal sounds. If
at the end of the allocated time the athlete has not raised the barbell from
the competition platform to make the attempt, this attempt is declared “No
lift” by the three (3) Referees.
The timing clock is started the moment the Speaker fnishes the announcement of the attempt in English or when the barbell is loaded and
the loaders have left the platform, whichever is last.
6.6.8 An athlete is granted only one (1) minute if while taking two lifts in succession the calling order changes and the clock starts for another athlete.
6.6.9 The weight announced by the Speaker must be immediately displayed on
the Attempt Board.
6.6.10 When an athlete wishes to increase or decrease the weight originally selected, the Team Offcial / athlete must notify the Chief Marshal by signing the Athlete’s Card. In order to increase the weight the Team Offcial
/ athlete must sign the Athlete’s Card before the fnal call (except TCRR
6.6.12). In order to decrease the weight, the clock must not have started
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6.6.11 The fnal call is the signal given by the timing clock thirty (30) seconds
before the end of the allocated time.
6.6.12 Before the frst attempt and between two attempts the Team Offcial /
athlete must notify and sign the next attempt on the Athlete’s Card; both
for declaration and automatic increment. This signature enables two (2)
changes.
If the Team Offcial / athlete fail to do so before the fnal call (30 seconds),
the athlete will be called according to the automatic progression.
When an athlete is taking consecutive attempts (2 minutes allocated
time), the Team Offcial / athlete must declare the next attempt within the
frst thirty (30) seconds after being called, even if it is the automatic increment.
Failure to do so will forfeit the two (2) changes allowed. The athlete will
then have to take the automatic increment. (See TCRR 7.9)
6.6.13 When the Team Offcial / athlete asks for a change of weight and still has
to take the heavier weight next, the clock is stopped while the weight is
changed. After the change of weight has been completed, the clock continues to run. When the Team Offcial / athlete asks for a change of weight
and, in doing so, follows another athlete, the normal one (1) minute (60
seconds) applies for the next attempt. (See TCRR 7.9)
6.6.14 The Team Offcial / athlete must sign the Athlete’s Card if they wish to
withdraw from lifting either during the Snatch or the Clean & Jerk portions
of the competition, or both. It must be noted and signed on the Athlete’s
Card that they are withdrawing from the respective lift.
Once the Athlete’s Card has been signed the withdrawal is offcial and the
athlete cannot re-enter the competition in that respective lift. The Speaker
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6.6.15 During competition only on-duty Technical Offcials, authorised personnel,
authorised Team Offcials (See TCRR 6.4) and athletes of the specifc
group are allowed in the FOP.
6.6.16 Only three (3) Team Offcials are permitted to stand at the designated
area / entrance of the competition platform / stage.
6.7 BREAK
6.7.1 There is a ten (10) minute break after the Snatch portion to allow the
athletes to warm up for the Clean & Jerk.
6.7.2 The Jury, at its discretion and in consultation with the CD/TD may shorten
or lengthen the break. An appropriate announcement to all relevant parties (athletes, Team Offcials, Technical Offcials, sport production, broadcast, spectators, etc.) must be made.
6.8 CLASSIFICATION OF ATHLETES AND TEAMS
6.8.1

AThlETE ClASSIFICATION (Regulation)
The title of Champion is awarded for individual lifts in the Snatch, the
Clean & Jerk and the Total (the aggregate of the best Snatch and the best
Clean & Jerk results). The athletes who win frst, second and third place
in the two (2) lifts and in the Total at all IWF Events are awarded gold,
silver and bronze medals, respectively.
Factors to decide the classifcation of athletes in Snatch and Clean & Jerk:
1. best result – highest frst; if identical, then:
2. bodyweight – lowest frst; if identical, then:
3. best result’s attempt(s) number – lowest frst; if identical, then:
4. previous attempt(s) – lowest frst; if identical, then:
5. lot number – lowest frst


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Factors to decide the classifcation of athletes in Total:
1. best result – highest frst; if identical, then:
2. bodyweight – lowest frst; if identical, then:
3. best Clean & Jerk result – lowest frst; if identical, then:
4. best Clean & Jerk result’s attempt number – lowest frst;
if identical, then:
5. previous attempt(s) – lowest frst; if identical, then:
6. lot number – lowest frst.
The sequence / order of the competition applies when a bodyweight category is divided into multiple groups. (See Regulation to 6.8)
6.8.3
TEAM ClASSIFICATION
At World and Continental Championships and other IWF Events, the classifcation of the teams is calculated by adding the points allocated to each
athlete according to the following scale:
1
st place 28 points 14th place 12 points
2
nd place 25 points 15th place 11 points
3
rd place 23 points 16th place 10 points
4
th place 22 points 17th place 9 points
5
th place 21 points 18th place 8 points
6
th place 20 points 19th place 7 points
7
th place 19 points 20th place 6 points
8
th place 18 points 21st place 5 points
9
th place 17 points 22nd place 4 points
10
th place 16 points 23rd place 3 points
11
th place 15 points 24th place 2 points
12
th place 14 points 25th place 1 point
13
th place 13 points
6.8.4 At World Championships and other IWF Events team points according
to the ranking in Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total will be allocated to each
team for the Team classifcation.

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6.8.5 When two (2) or more teams have the same points in the Team Classifcation, the team with more of the higher places must be ranked higher.
6.8.6 Athletes with no valid lifts in the Snatch will not be eliminated from the
competition (except in the case of TCRR 6.8.8.) They are allowed to
compete in the Clean & Jerk and if successful will receive points for team
classifcation according to their place obtained in the Clean & Jerk. Athletes will not receive points for the Total.
6.8.7 Athletes who have been successful in the Snatch but have no valid lifts
in the Clean & Jerk receive points for the team classifcation according to
the place obtained in the Snatch but will not receive points for the Total.
6.8.8 In Events where medals are given for Total only athletes having no valid
lifts in the Snatch are eliminated from competition and cannot continue
in the Clean & Jerk. Such athletes, as well as athletes having no valid lifts in
the Clean & Jerk will not be allocated team classifcation points.
6.9

VICTORY CEREMONY (Regulation)
At all IWF Events, at the conclusion of each bodyweight category, a Vic
tory Ceremony is presented.


6.9.1 7 TECHNICAL OFFICIALS
7.1 DEFINITION
A Technical Offcial is defned as any person who controls the play of a
competition by applying the rules and regulations of the sport to make
judgments on rule infringement, performance, time or ranking. A Technical
Offcial acts as an impartial judge of sporting competition. This involves
an obligation to perform with accuracy, consistency, objectivity and the
highest sense of integrity.

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7.2 GENERAL PROVISIONS
7.2.1 A suitable number of Technical Offcials (TOs) must be appointed to work
at each IWF Event. Only International Technical Offcials may work at
IWF Events. TOs selected to work at IWF Events must not be involved in
coaching or assisting any athletes during the Event.
7.2.2 At IWF Events the following Technical Offcials must serve:
Jury
Competition Director
Referees
Technical Controllers
Chief Marshal(s)
Timekeeper(s)
Competition Secretary
Speaker(s)
Doctor(s) on Duty
7.2.3 Technical Offcials must wear the offcial IWF TO uniform:
Navy blue jacket
Navy blue trousers / skirt
White shirt
IWF tie / scarf
black shoes
IWF TO metal badge; pinned on the left lapel of the jacket
In hot weather or venues and subject to the authorisation of the President
of the Jury, the jacket and/or tie / scarf may be removed. Jackets, ties /
scarves must always be worn for introduction and Victory Ceremony, unless otherwise stated by the IWF.
At Olympic Games and other Multisport Games, only the uniform issued
by the OCOG / Organising Committee may be worn. If no Games uniform
is issued TOs are expected to wear the IWF TO uniform, as applicable.

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7.2.4 Prior to the Technical Offcials’ meeting, the appointed TOs are assigned
to positions and groups.
7.2.5 Prior to the start of the Event, a Technical Offcials’ meeting shall be held.
Whenever possible, a second TO meeting shall be held approximately
halfway through the Event. Participation in both meetings is obligatory for
the appointed Technical Offcials.
7.2.6 Whenever possible, members in each group of Technical Offcials must
be from different countries and must include women.
7.2.7 TOs must be present at their respective assigned positions / working locations latest thirty (30) minutes prior to their duty.
7.2.8 TOs must submit their TO cards to the Jury President after the Introduction and retrieve the card at the end of the each competition.
7.3 PROMOTION OF TECHNICAL OFFICIALS (Regulation)
7.3.1 The IWF issues and registers international Technical Offcial Cards, Certifcates of Duty and licences.
7.3.2 International Technical Offcials are classifed in three (3) categories, and
cards are issued accordingly as follows:
a)
Category 1: Holders of this card may offciate at all levels of international Events, including Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games,
World Championships and Universiades
b)
Category 2: Holders of this card may offciate at all levels of international Events, excluding Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games,
World Championships and Universiades

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c) Certifcate of Duty: Holders of this card are eligible to assist in
all levels of international Events, including Olympic Games, Youth
Olympic Games, World Championships and Universiades, except in
positions where IWF TO Card Category 1 or 2 is required according
to IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations.
7.3.3 International Technical Offcial Cards and Certifcates of Duty are issued
upon the request of Member Federations.
7.3.4
Licence: At the request of the Member Federations, the IWF issues Technical Offcial / Certifcate of Duty licences valid for each Olympiad, up to
the end of the next Olympic year (e.g.: 1
st January, 2013 – 31st December,
2016). A valid licence is a condition of offciating in IWF Events.
7.3.5 For a National Technical Offcial to be promoted to International Technical
Offcial Category 2, the following conditions must apply.
The candidates:
a) must have served as National Technical Offcial at least fve (5) years
b) must be proposed by their respective Member Federation
c) must have a complete knowledge of the IWF TCRR
d) must prove their competence in a practical examination organised
by their respective Member Federation under IWF TCRR
e) must obtain 90% or more in the practical examination
f) must obtain 85% or more in the current IWF Technical Offcials’
Examination Questionnaire; as prepared and revised by the IWF
Technical Committee from time to time.
7.3.6 For an International Technical Offcial Category 2 to be promoted to International Technical Offcial Category 1, the following conditions must apply.
The candidates:
a) must have served at least two (2) years as a Category 2 Technical Offcial

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b) must prove practical competence to three (3) Category 1 Technical Offcials during a competition held under IWF TCRR; may
be examined at any IWF Event, except World Championships,
Olympic Games and Masters Events
c) must obtain 95% or more in the practical exam
d) must obtain 90% or more in the current IWF Technical Offcials’
Examination Questionnaire; as prepared and revised by the
IWF Technical Committee from time to time.
e) must be able to understand and speak basic English.
7.4 TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
AND OLYMPIC GAMES
7.4.1 PRINCIPlES FOR TEChNICAl OFFICIAl SElECTION:
The following are the IWF principles for selection of Technical Offcials to
IWF Events:
1. Gender equity; using the IOC principles as a guideline
2. Continental representation / balance
3. Participating Member Federation competing at the Event
4. Conditions prior to being nominated:
adequate qualifcation
valid licence
offcial TO uniform
availability for the duration of the Event
responsibilities / skill set
7.4.2 When requested by the IWF, Member Federations may propose Technical Offcials to offciate at the World Championships. The IWF Technical
Committee / Medical Committee selects from the proposed list of TOs, in
consultation with the IWF President and Technical Committee Chairperson for the fnal appointment.

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The number of TOs to be selected is determined by the IWF with the
knowledge of the exact program of the Championships. Member Federations who submit TO nominations are advised of the appointment or nonappointment of their Technical Offcials.
If required and at its absolute discretion, the IWF reserves the right to
appoint Technical Offcials outside of those nominated from any Member
Federation. The above appointed Technical Offcials and their respective
Member Federations will be duly advised.
7.4.3 The IWF Technical Committee Chairperson, in conjunction with the Competition Director assigns the selected / appointed TOs to the specifc categories or groups before the start of the competition.
7.4.4 For the Olympic Games, Technical Offcials are selected six (6) months
before the start of the Games by the IWF Executive Board, from the list of
the candidates submitted by the Member Federations and upon recommendation from the IWF Technical Committee.
If required and at its absolute discretion, the IWF reserves the right to
appoint Technical Offcials outside of those nominated from any Member
Federation. The appointed Technical Offcials and their respective Member Federations will be duly advised.
7.4.5 Appointed Technical Offcials may not be members of their National Olympic team.
7.4.6 Jury members and Referees from the same Member Federation / NOC
cannot be selected to adjudicate in the same group.
7.4.7 Appointed Technical Offcials who fail to show up, without valid reason
and notifcation to the IWF Secretariat and Technical Committee Chairperson, for the Event may be excluded from selection to further Events
for a period of up to two (2) years.

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7.5

JURY (Regulation)
The Jury has the ultimate control on the FOP and its primary function is to
ensure that the TCRR are being correctly followed and applied.
All Jury members must be Category 1 Technical Offcials.
At IWF Events, the Jury is composed of three (3) or fve (5) members
each, one of which is the President. Up to two (2) reserve Jury members
may also be appointed.
Throughout the course of the competition / Event, after observing the
work of the TOs, the Jury members may highlight any special occurrenc
es by way of written report. The President of the Jury may deliver the
reports to the Technical Committee Chairperson, IWF President and/or
IWF General Secretary.
Throughout the course of the competition and after a frst warning, the
Jury, by unanimous vote, may replace any Technical Offcial whose deci
sions prove him/her to be incompetent.
The impartiality of all Technical Offcials is not to be doubted. Errors in of
fciating may occur involuntarily and in such situations, the TO is allowed
to explain his/her decision to the Jury, if desired or requested.
The Jury has the power to reverse a decision when the Referees’ decision
has been judged unanimously by the Jury to be technically incorrect. In
order to consider the reversal of a decision, the Jury must call the Refer
ees in question to seek an explanation. If the explanation is accepted, no
action is taken, if the explanation is not accepted the Jury will reverse the
decision. Such decision and its reason must be communicated to the ath
lete / Team Offcial concerned via the Technical Controller or any other TO,
as directed by the President of the Jury, and announced by the Speaker.
When the decision of the majority of the Jury members differs from that
of the Referees’ decisions, the Jury may call the Referees in question to


7.5.1 7.5.2 7.5.3 7.5.4 7.5.5 7.5.6 7.5.7
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seek an explanation. If the explanation is accepted, no action is taken,
if the explanation is not accepted and the Jury reaches unanimity, the
Referees’ decision will be reversed.
In Events where the composition of a three (3) member Jury is appointed,
unless unanimity is reached in the frst instance, the Jury cannot take any
action.
7.5.8 In order to apply the above rule, the Jury members have to give their
decision on each lift using the Jury Control Unit located on the Jury table.
Jury members adjudicate the lift once the athlete has replaced the barbell
on the competition platform. (See TCRR 3.3.6)
Jury members must not influence or attempt to influence the decision of
the other Jury members.
7.5.9 The Jury is not a Jury of appeal; there is no appeal against the Jury’s
decision.
The Jury has the power to reprimand and/or sanction an athlete / Team
Offcial for displaying misconduct within the FOP. In particular, if the misconduct, either by actions or words, represents a threat to any Technical
Offcial or IWF personnel during the performance of their duties. The
President of the Jury, in conjunction with the IWF President, IWF General
Secretary or IWF Competition Director will be responsible for executing
any reprimand and/or sanction.
7.5.10 Throughout the course of the competition, the Jury must monitor and enforce TCRR 6.6.5.
7.5.11 Reserve Jury members sit at a designated space on the FOP and do not
sit at the Jury table unless called upon to replace one of the other Jury
members.
7.5.12 Jury members must remain in their respective place for the Victory Ceremony and also ensure that the Referees remain in their respective positions.

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7.5.13 The Jury President is required to assess the need to recall “B” Group or
any other Groups’ athletes to attend “A” Group competition should the “B”
Group athletes be deemed to be medal prospects.
7.5.14 If a lift is failed because the barbell is not equally loaded, or the platform
is damaged or the barbell becomes disarranged during the lift; or there
is an incursion or any other external interference, the Jury must grant an
additional attempt for the affected athlete.
7.5.15 If there has been an error in loading the barbell or if the Speaker makes a
serious error during the announcement of an athlete’s name or the calling
of the weight the Jury must grant another attempt. (See Regulation to 7.5)
7.5.16 The President of the Jury controls and signs all Technical Offcials’ Cards.
7.5.17 At all IWF Events, the President of the Jury shall appoint an individual to
complete a manual Protocol as a back-up document.
7.5.18 The President of the Jury verifes and signs the fnal competition Protocol.
7.6 COMPETITION DIRECTOR
7.6.1 The Competition Director is in control of the progress of the competition
and attends to his/her task in close cooperation with the Jury and the
Technical Delegate (if appointed),
The duties of the Competition Director are as follows:
7.6.2 Assigns TOs into groups / assignments.
7.6.3 Verifes the lists of the athletes and divide them into groups, if necessary,
according to the verifed Entry Totals
.
7.6.4 Supervises the Drawing of Lots.
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7.6.5 Supervises the order of lifting in accordance with the sequence of the
competition, including the operation of the Competition Management System and the issuance of all IWF offcial competition documents.
7.6.6 Supervises the registration of new records set throughout the Event.
7.6.7 Monitors and enforces TCRR 6.6.5.
7.6.8 Verifes and signs the fnal competition Protocol.
7.7 REFEREES
7.7.1 The main task of the Referees is adjudicating the lifts performed by the
athletes.
7.7.2 At all IWF Events four (4) Referees are appointed for each group. The
positions of the Referees consist of the Centre Referee, two (2) Side
Referees and one (1) Reserve Referee. Referees within one group must
serve in rotating positions. Each group of Referees must have a minimum
of two (2) women.
7.7.3 Before the competition Referees must ascertain under the guidance of the
Competition Secretary and in collaboration with the Technical Controller(s):
that the necessary Sport Equipment is in order
that all athletes weigh in within the bodyweight limits of their verifed bodyweight category during the allocated time
7.7.4 During the competition, the Referees ensure:
that the weight of the barbell corresponds with the weight announced by the Speaker
that no one but the athlete handles the barbell during the execution of the lift
that only the athlete or the loaders move the barbell to a new
position on the competition platform. It is forbidden for a Team
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if the athlete, during the execution of the lift moves to a position where the view of the Referee is impaired, the Referee concerned may move to a position where the lift can be observed
correctly. If the Referee(s) move positions, the Referee(s) must
take the small red / white flags with them in order to give their
decision upon the completion of the lift.
that TCRR 6.6.5 is enforced
7.7.5 The three (3) Referees have equal rights on adjudicating a lift. They do
so by means of the Referee Light System, in accordance with the procedures noted in TCRR 3.3.6. Referees must be certain to allow the athlete
every chance to complete the lift. Once the Referee is certain that the
athlete has completed the lift; he/she indicates the decision by giving the
appropriate signal.
7.7.6 As soon as the Referee has adjudicated a lift “Good lift”, he/she immediately presses the white button on the control box.
7.7.7 As soon as the Referee has adjudicated a lift “No lift”, he/she immediately
presses the red button on the control box. Any Referee, who sees a mistake or fault during the execution of a lift, must immediately press the red
button.
7.7.8 A lift is a “Good lift” with two (2) or three (3) white lights; a lift is “No lift”
with two (2) or three (3) red lights.
7.7.9 There is no appeal against the Referees’ decision.
7.7.10 When no Referee Light System is available, the Centre Referee gives the
“Down” signal and the Referees give their decision by means of small red
and white flags. The “Down” signal must be both audible and visible, i.e.
the Centre Referee must say “Down” and at the same time motion downwards with the arm. Before giving the “Down” signal, the Centre Referee
must seek confrmation from the two (2) Side Referees. Similarly, should
one (1) of the Side Referees see a serious fault during the execution of a
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from the other Side Referee or from the Centre Referee, this constitutes
a majority opinion and the Centre Referee stops the lift and signals to the
athlete to lower the barbell to the competition platform.
7.7.11 The Reserve Referee must sit at a designated space on the FOP, ready
to be called upon by the Jury President.
7.7.12 During the Victory Ceremony the Referees must remain in their respective place.
7.8 TECHNICAL CONTROLLER
7.8.1 Technical Controllers are required to assist the Competition Director and the
President of the Jury in the supervision of the running of the competition.
7.8.2 At Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, World Championships and
Universiades a minimum of two (2) Technical Controllers are appointed
per group.
The duties of the Technical Controller(s) are as follows:
7.8.3 Ensures that the FOP and the Sport Equipment are compliant with IWF
TCRR.
7.8.4 Ensures that all on-duty TOs wear the correct uniform and reports to the
Jury President any non-compliant TOs.
7.8.5 Before the start of competition, inspects the athlete outfts and enforces
relevant IWF TCRR, when necessary. When a correction must be made
to the athlete’s outft or a lubricant must be removed and the athlete has
already been called, the relevant rules must be applied.
7.8.6 During the course of the competition ensures that only the authorised
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7.8.7 Ensures the correct athlete according to the Speaker’s announcement
goes on to the competition platform / stage; even during the loading of the
barbell.
7.8.8 Controls the cleaning of the bar and the competition platform in conjunction with the Loaders and Decontamination Attendants.
7.8.9 If requested, assists with the distribution and correct application of the
athletes’ bibs and pins in the warm-up area.
7.8.10 If requested, assists Anti-Doping personnel as directed.
7.8.11 Monitors and enforces TCRR 6.6.5.
7.9 CHIEF MARSHAL (Regulation)
7.9.1 The Chief Marshal’s main duty is to accept or decline any modifcations
made by Team Offcials / athletes on declarations or attempts on the Athlete’s Cards, in accordance with all relevant TCRR.
7.9.2 The Chief Marshal communicates relevant information regarding the accepted declaration or attempts to the Competition Management table by
means of a direct telephone or intercom system.
7.9.3 At Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, World Championships and
Universiades, the Chief Marshal must be an English-speaking Category 1
Technical Offcial, appointed by the IWF.
7.9.4 Assistant Marshals are also appointed, as required.
7.9.5 Monitors and enforces TCRR 6.6.5.
7.10 TIMEKEEPER
7.10.1 At all IWF Events, the host Member Federation / Organising Committee
must appoint Timekeepers.

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7.10.2 Timekeepers must hold an International, a National Technical Offcial card
or IWF Certifcate of Duty except in Events under 7.3.2.
7.10.3 Timekeepers operate the timing clock in accordance with all relevant IWF
TCRR.
7.10.4 At the beginning of each attempt, Timekeepers set and start the timing
clock at one (1) minute (60 seconds) or two (2) minutes (120 seconds), in
accordance with the relevant TCRR 6.6. The timing clock is started the
moment the Speaker fnishes the announcement of the attempt in English or when the barbell is loaded and the loaders have left the platform,
whichever is last.
7.10.5 The Timekeeper stops the timing clock immediately as the barbell is
raised from the competition platform.
7.10.6 The Timekeeper restarts the timing clock if the barbell does not reach the
height of the athletes’ knees.
7.10.7 In order to perform his/her duties properly, the Timekeeper works in close
cooperation with both the Speaker and the President of the Jury.
7.11 COMPETITION SECRETARY
7.11.1 The Competition Secretary is responsible for examining and collating the
information required for the effcient running of the competition and dispersing the required signed information.
7.11.2 The Competition Secretary must take full control of the weigh-in room and
the procedure therein.
7.11.3 At the conclusion of the weigh-in process the Competition Secretary may
be requested to assist in other areas of the competition.
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7.11.5 The Competition Secretary supervises the weigh-ins and allocates the
duties of the Technical Offcials in the weigh-in room.
7.11.6 The Competition Secretary allocates, monitors and/or distributes, either
at weigh-in or in the warm-up area thirty (30) minutes prior to start of the
competition, the following sport equipment / supplies:
warm-up passes
athlete start number bibs & pins
Team Offcials numbered stickers (optional)
collect athlete accreditation for anti-doping control, if required
athlete passes, if required
7.11.7 The Competition Secretary monitors and enforces TCRR 6.6.5.
7.12 SPEAKER
7.12.1 The duty of the Speaker is to make the appropriate announcements for
the effcient running of the competition, for each attempt, including but not
limited to:
instructions to the loaders to load the required weight
the name of the athlete
the athlete’s respective Member Federation / NOC
the number of the athlete’s attempt
notifcation in advance of the name of the next athlete
the Referees’ decision of “Good Lift” or “No Lift”
7.12.2 If required, a Speaker’s Assistant may be appointed whose function is to
take the weight changes from the Chief Marshal and inform the Speaker.
7.12.3 The Speaker announces the Introduction of Athletes and Technical Offcials, as well as makes the all required announcements regarding the
course of the competition.
7.12.4 The Speaker, if time and the progress of the competition allow, may make
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7.12.5 The Speaker conducts the Victory Ceremony in accordance with Regulation to 6.9.
7.12.6 If no TIS is used, the Speaker must be a Category 1 or 2 International
Technical Offcial.
7.13 DOCTOR ON DUTY
7.13.1 At IWF Events Doctors on Duty must be medically qualifed clinical doctors with current valid registration and professional insurance. Doctors on
Duty must have Advanced Life Support (ALS) validation or professional
equivalent. Doctors must be holders of an International Technical Offcial
Card or a Certifcate of Duty.
7.13.2 Doctors on Duty must be present at the venue from the start of the competition until the end of the competition.
7.13.3 Doctors on Duty must be familiar with and use the local / venue medical
facilities and, if requested, assist in anti-doping control procedures.
7.13.4 Doctors on Duty must be ready to render medical care in case of injury or
illness.
7.13.5 Doctors on Duty must cooperate with team doctors and advise Team Offcials and the athletes on the possibility of continuing competition after an
injury.
7.13.6 At World Championships and Olympic Games two (2) Doctors must be
on duty at the same time. Doctors on Duty are on the FOP; one (1) is
stationed in the warm-up area, the other is within close proximity of the
competition platform / stage suitable to the venue layout.
7.13.7 If necessary, team doctors may also be asked to assist the Doctor(s)
on Duty. If there is a medical need, the athlete shall agree to the IWF
Doctor(s) on Duty attending to him/her.

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7.13.8 Appointed IWF Doctors on Duty are responsible within the FOP; their
responsibility ends outside the FOP.
7.13.9 In case of an accident or injury, the Doctor(s) on Duty has to assess the situation and decide if further treatment is necessary either by local medical authorities or by the team doctor. If no team doctor is available, it is up to the Doctor(s)
on Duty to provide assistance or to transfer treatment to the local authorities.
8 RECORDS
8.1 A record is a lift that exceeds the previous record by a minimum of one
(1) kg.
8.2 The IWF recognises youth, junior, senior world, Olympic and Universiade
records in each of the bodyweight categories for men and women in the
Snatch; Clean & Jerk and Total.
8.3 Youth athletes may set youth, junior and senior world records as well as
Olympic records.
8.4 Junior athletes may set junior and senior world records as well as Olympic
records.
8.5 Senior athletes may set senior records.
8.6 World records may only be set at IWF Events included in the IWF Calendar.
8.7 Olympic records may only be set at Olympic Games.
8.8 Universiade records may only be set at the Universiades.

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8.9 Records must be registered in the Protocol, including the following information:
athlete’s name
athlete’s Member Federation / NOC
athlete’s bodyweight
athlete’s date of birth (dd/mm/yy)
weight of record
bodyweight category
type of lift (Snatch, Clean & Jerk or Total)
type of record (age group, world / Olympic)
Event name, date and location
signature of the President of the Jury and Competition Director
8.9 If two (2) or more athletes achieve the same result and a new record is established, time is the most important factor. The new record holder is the
athlete who completed the lift frst regardless of the athlete’s bodyweight
or the sequence of the competition, if divided into groups.
8.10 Records are ratifed when the athlete successfully undergoes anti-doping
control as per IWF Anti-Doping Policy.
9 CEREMONIES
9.1

OPENING CEREMONY (Regulation)
At the beginning of all IWF Events, an Opening Ceremony is held in ac
cordance with the Regulation to 9.1 and arrangements made by the IWF
and the host Member Federation / Organising Committee.



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9.2

CLOSING CEREMONY (Regulation)
At the conclusion of all IWF Events, a Closing Ceremony is held in ac
cordance with the Regulation to 9.2 and arrangements made by the IWF
and the host Member Federation / Organising Committee.


10 PROVISIONS
10.1 LANGUAGE DISCREPANCY
In the occurrence there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between the
English language version and any other language version of the IWF
TCRR and its content, materials and/or resources, the English version
shall prevail, govern and direct.
10.2 INTERPRETATION
Should the need arise for a clarifcation of the interpretation or the implementation of the IWF TCRR, it should be referred to the IWF Technical
Committee.

REGULATIONS
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REGULATION TO 1.2
BODYWEIGHT CATEGORIES

Youth Men
50kg ≤ 50.00
56kg 50.01 - 56.00
62kg 56.01 - 62.00
69kg 62.01 - 69.00
77kg 69.01 - 77.00
85kg 77.01 - 85.00
94kg 85.01 - 94.00
+94kg > 94.00

 

Men
56kg ≤ 56.00
62kg 56.01–62.00
69kg 62.01–69.00
77kg 69.01–77.00
85kg 77.01–85.00
94kg 85.01–94.00
105kg 94.01–105.00
+105kg > 105.00

 

Youth Women
44kg ≤ 44.00
48kg 44.01–48.00
53kg 48.01–53.00
58kg 53.01–58.00
63kg 58.0–63.00
69kg 63.01–69.00
+69kg > 69.00

 

Women
48kg ≤ 48.00
53kg 48.01– 53.00
58kg 53.01– 58.00
63kg 58.01–63.00
69kg 63.01– 69.00
75kg 69.01–75.00
+75kg > 75.00



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REGULATION TO 3.1.1
COMPETITION PLATFORM AND STAGE
1 The stage must:
be of solid construction
measure a minimum of one thousand (1,000) x one thousand (1,000) cm
measure a maximum one hundred (100) cm in height measured from the level
where the Referees’ and Jury seats are placed
have steps specifed to International Building Code (IBC) standard and securely
affxed to the stage
have two restraining bars affxed to the stage; restraining bars must:
ü measure fve hundred (500) cm in length
ü measure a maximum twenty (20) cm high
ü measure a maximum twenty (20) cm wide
ü be safely secured to the front of the stage a minimum two hundred ffty (250)
cm from the edge of the competition platform
ü be safely secured to the rear of the stage a minimum two hundred (200) cm
from the edge of the competition platform

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REGULATION TO 3.3.2 – PLATFORM
1 The competition platform must be:
level
square
measure four hundred (400) cm on each side
manufactured or constructed of hardwood, either solid or laminated; using a
maximum of twenty (20) tongue and groove hardwood planks
hardwood planks must be attached together by a minimum of three (3) steel rods
ten (10) cm high; (if positioned on a stage, the platform must exceed ten (10) cm
above the stage)
ten (10) cm demarcation; (if surrounding floor is similar colouring, top edge of
the platform must have a different colour demarcating the edge of the platform)
2 The training / warm-up platform must:
measure three hundred (300) cm wide by two hundred ffty (250) to three hundred (300) cm in length
be made of any non-slip material surface
numbered, starting at one (1)
REGULATIONS 69
REGULATION TO 3.3.3 – BARBELL
1 Composition of a men’s barbell set – 190kg
1 x 20kg bar
2 x 25kg discs
2 x 20kg discs
2 x 15kg discs
2 x 10kg discs
2 x 5 kg discs
2 x 2.5kg discs
2 x 2 kg discs
2 x 1.5kg discs
2 x 1kg discs
2 x 0.5kg discs
2 x collars 2.5kg
2 Composition of a women’s barbell set – 185kg
1 x 15kg bar
2 x 25kg discs
2 x 20kg discs
2 x 15kg discs
2 x 10kg discs
2 x 5 kg discs
2 x 2.5kg discs
2 x 2 kg discs
2 x 1.5kg discs
2 x 1kg discs
2 x 0.5kg discs
2 x collars 2.5kg
3 Additional discs shall be provided at the competition platform / stage:
one (1) set of full size discs [forty-fve (45) cm] of 5 kg
one (1) set of full size discs [forty-fve (45) cm] of 2.5 kg
70 REGULATIONS
4 MEN’S BAR
manufactured from chromed steel
machined with knurling in grip section
weight = 20 kgs
length = 220 cm
outer ends (sleeves) = 5 cm diameter /
41.5 cm long
grip section = 2.8 cm diameter / 131 cm
long
2 grip sections = 44.5 cm with non-knurled
0.5 cm strip 19.5 cm from inner sleeve
centre knurling = 12 cm long
demarcated with blue identifcation
marking at each end and the centre
of the bar
tolerance = from +0.1% to -0.05%
Rim diameter = minimum 7.3 cm,
maximum 8.0 cm
the sleeve must rotate freely
REGULATIONS 71
5 WOMEN’S BAR
manufactured from chromed steel
machined with knurling in grip section
weight = 15 kgs
length = 201 cm
outer ends (sleeves) = 5 cm diameter /
32 cm long
grip section = 2.5 cm diameter / 131 cm long
2 grip sections spaced 42 cm apart with
non-knurled 0.5 cm strip 19.5 cm from inner
sleeve
demarcated with yellow identifcation marking
at each end and in centre of the bar
tolerance = from +0.1% to -0.05%
Rim diameter = minimum 6.3 cm, maximum
7.5 cm
the sleeve must rotate freely
72 REGULATIONS
6 COMPETITION DISCS:
a) Diameter
Discs ≥ 10 kg : 45 cm ± 0.1 cm tolerance
Discs < 10 kg ≤ 45 cm ± 0.1 cm tolerance
b) Material
Discs ≥ 10 kg: covered with rubber or plastic and coated on both
sides with permanent colour
Discs < 10 kg: may be made of metal or other IWF approved material
c) Tolerance
Discs > 5 kg: from +0.1% to -0.05%
Discs ≤ 5 kg: from +10 grams to -0 grams per part
d) Marking
all discs must be clearly demarcated with the weight in kilograms
e) Sizes
Width Diameter
25 kg maximum 6.7 cm 45 cm
20 kg maximum 5.4 cm 45 cm
15 kg maximum 4.3 cm 45 cm
10 kg maximum 3.5 cm 45 cm
5 kg maximum 2.65 cm 23 cm – 26 cm
2.5 kg maximum 2.3 cm 19 cm – 22 cm
2 kg maximum 2.2 cm 15.5 cm – 19 cm
1.5 kg maximum 2.0 cm 13.9 cm – 17.5 cm
1 kg maximum 1.9 cm 11.8 cm – 16 cm
0.5 kg maximum 1.6 cm 9.7 cm – 13.7 cm

REGULATIONS 73
7 TRAINING DISCS:
tolerance = from +0.8% to -0.8%
manufactured in colours with corresponding weight listed in TCRR
3.3.3.6
may be manufactured in black with corresponding coloured rims and
demarcated with “Training”
8 COLLARS:
manufactured from chromed steel
hole = 5 cm diameter
may be designed for either outside loading or inside loading for 2 kg
or less
width = maximum 7.0 cm
tolerance = from +10 grams to -0 grams per part
74 REGULATIONS
TOLERANCE CHART

WEIGHT COMPETITION TRAINING
Bar kg Min. kg Max. kg Min. kg Max. kg
20 19.9900 20.0200 N / A N / A
15 14.9925 15.0150 N / A N / A
Disc kg
25 24.9875 25.0250 24.800 25.200
20 19.9900 20.0200 19.840 20.160
15 14.9925 15.0150 14.880 15.120
10 9.9950 10.0100 9.920 10.080
5 5.0000 5.0100 4.960 5.040
2.5 2.5000 2.5100 2.480 2.520
2 2.0000 2.0100 1.984 2.016
1.5 1.5000 1.5100 1.488 1.512
1 1.0000 1.0100 0.992 1.008
0.5 0.5000 0.5100 0.496 0.504
Collar kg
2.5 2.5000 2.5100 N / A N / A
-0.05% / +0.1%
-0 g / +10 g
-0.8% / +0.8%



REGULATIONS 75
REGULATION TO 3.3.3.11 – LOADING CHART
MEN’S BARBELL

26 0.5, collar
27 1, collar
28 1.5, collar
29 2, collar
30 2.5, collar
31 2.5, .5, collar
32 2.5, 1, collar
33 2.5, 1.5, collar
34 2.5, 2, Collar
35 5, collar
36 5, .5, collar
37 5, 1, collar
38 5, 1.5, collar
39 5, 2, collar
40 5, 2.5, collar
41 5, 2.5, .5, collar
42 5, 2.5, 1, collar
43 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
44 5, 2.5, 2, collar
45 10, collar
46 10, .5, collar
47 10, 1, collar
48 10, 1 .5, collar
49 10, 2, collar
50 10, 2.5, collar
51 10, 2.5, .5, collar
52 10, 2.5, 1, collar
53 10, 2.5, 1.5, collar
54 10, 2.5, 2, collar
55 15, collar
56 15, .5, collar
57 15, 1, collar
58 15, 1.5, collar
59 15, 2, collar
60 15, 2.5, collar
61 15, 2.5, .5, collar
62 15, 2.5, 1, collar
63 15, 2.5, 1 .5, collar
64 15, 2.5, 2, collar
65 20, collar
66 20, .5, collar
67 20, 1, collar
68 20, 1.5, collar
69 20, 2, collar
70 20, 2.5, collar
71 20, 2.5, .5, collar
72 20, 2.5, 1, collar
73 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
74 20, 2.5, 2, collar
75 25, collar
76 25, .5, collar
77 25, 1, collar
78 25, 1.5, collar
79 25, 2, collar



76 REGULATIONS

80 25, 2.5, collar
81 25, 2.5, .5, collar
82 25, 2.5, 1, collar
83 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
84 25, 2.5, 2, collar
85 25, 5, collar
86 25, 5, .5, collar
87 25, 5, 1, collar
88 25, 5, 1.5, collar
89 25, 5, 2, collar
90 25, 5, 2.5, collar
91 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
92 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
93 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
94 25, 5, 2.5, 2, collar
95 25, 10, collar
96 25, 10, .5, collar
97 25, 10, 1, collar
98 25, 10, 1.5, collar
99 25, 10, 2, collar
100 25, 10, 2 .5, collar
101 25, 10, 2.5, .5, collar
102 25, 10, 2.5, 1, collar
103 25, 10, 2 .5, 1.5, collar
104 25, 10, 2.5, 2, collar
105 25, 15, collar
106 25, 15, .5, collar
107 25, 15, 1, collar
108 25, 15, 1.5, collar
109 25, 15, 2, collar
110 25, 15, 2.5, collar
111 25, 15, 2.5, .5, collar

 

112 25, 15, 2 .5, 1, collar
113 25, 15, 2 .5, 1 .5, collar
114 25, 15, 2 .5, 2, collar
115 25, 20, collar
116 25, 20, .5, collar
117 25, 20, 1, collar
118 25, 20, 1 .5, collar
119 25, 20, 2, collar
120 25, 20, 2 .5, collar
121 25, 20, 2 .5, .5, collar
122 25, 20, 2 .5, 1, collar
123 25, 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
124 25, 20, 2.5, 2, collar
125 25, 25, collar
126 25, 25, .5, collar
127 25, 25, 1, collar
128 25, 25, 1.5, collar
129 25, 25, 2, collar
130 25, 25, 2.5, collar
131 25, 25, 2.5, .5, collar
132 25, 25, 2.5, 1, collar
133 25, 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
134 25, 25, 2.5, 2, collar
135 25, 25, 5, collar
136 25, 25, 5, .5, collar
137 25, 25, 5, 1, collar
138 25, 25, 5, 1.5, collar
139 25, 25, 5, 2, collar
140 25, 25, 5, 2.5, collar
141 25, 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
142 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
143 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar



REGULATIONS 77

112 25, 15, 2 .5, 1, collar
113 25, 15, 2 .5, 1 .5, collar
114 25, 15, 2 .5, 2, collar
115 25, 20, collar
116 25, 20, .5, collar
117 25, 20, 1, collar
118 25, 20, 1 .5, collar
119 25, 20, 2, collar
120 25, 20, 2 .5, collar
121 25, 20, 2 .5, .5, collar
122 25, 20, 2 .5, 1, collar
123 25, 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
124 25, 20, 2.5, 2, collar
125 25, 25, collar
126 25, 25, .5, collar
127 25, 25, 1, collar
128 25, 25, 1.5, collar
129 25, 25, 2, collar
130 25, 25, 2.5, collar
131 25, 25, 2.5, .5, collar
132 25, 25, 2.5, 1, collar
133 25, 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
134 25, 25, 2.5, 2, collar
135 25, 25, 5, collar
136 25, 25, 5, .5, collar
137 25, 25, 5, 1, collar
138 25, 25, 5, 1.5, collar
139 25, 25, 5, 2, collar
140 25, 25, 5, 2.5, collar
141 25, 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
142 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
143 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
144 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 2, collar
145 25, 25, 10, collar
146 25, 25, 10, .5, collar
147 25, 25, 10, 1, collar
148 25, 25, 10, 1.5, collar
149 25, 25, 10, 2, collar
150 25, 25, 10, 2.5, collar
151 25, 25, 10, 2.5, .5, collar
152 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1, collar
153 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1.5, collar
154 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 2, collar
155 25, 25, 15, collar
156 25, 25, 15, .5, collar
157 25, 25, 15, 1, collar
158 25, 25, 15, 1.5, collar
159 25, 25, 15, 2, collar
160 25, 25, 15, 2.5, collar
161 25, 25, 15, 2.5, .5, collar
162 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1, collar
163 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1.5, collar
164 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 2, collar
165 25, 25, 20, collar
166 25, 25, 20, .5, collar
167 25, 25, 20, 1, collar
168 25, 25, 20, 1.5, collar
169 25, 25, 20, 2, collar
170 25, 25, 20, 2.5, collar
171 25, 25, 20, 2.5, .5, collar
172 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1, collar
173 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
174 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 2, collar
175 25, 25, 25, collar



78 REGULATIONS

176 25, 25, 25, .5, collar
177 25, 25, 25, 1, collar
178 25, 25, 25, 1.5, collar
179 25, 25, 25, 2, collar
180 25, 25, 25, 2.5, collar
181 25, 25, 25, 2.5, .5, collar
182 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1, collar
183 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
184 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 2, collar
185 25, 25, 25, 5, collar
186 25, 25, 25, 5, .5, collar
187 25, 25, 25, 5, 1, collar
188 25, 25, 25, 5, 1 .5, collar
189 25, 25, 25, 5, 2, collar
190 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, collar
191 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
192 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
193 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
194 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 2, collar
195 25, 25, 25, 10, collar
196 25, 25, 25, 10, .5, collar
197 25, 25, 25, 10, 1, collar
198 25, 25, 25, 10, 1.5, collar
199 25, 25, 25, 10, 2, collar
200 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, collar
201 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, .5, collar
202 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1, collar
203 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1.5, collar
204 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 2, collar
205 25, 25, 25, 15, collar
206 25, 25, 25, 15, .5, collar
207 25, 25, 25, 15, 1, collar



REGULATIONS 79

208 25, 25, 25, 15, 1.5, collar
209 25, 25, 25, 15, 2, collar
210 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, collar
211 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, .5, collar
212 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1, collar
213 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1.5, collar
214 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 2, collar
215 25, 25, 25, 20, collar
216 25, 25, 25, 20, .5, collar
217 25, 25, 25, 20, 1, collar
218 25, 25, 25, 20, 1.5, collar
219 25, 25, 25, 20, 2, collar
220 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, collar
221 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, .5, collar
222 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1, collar
223 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
224 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 2, collar
225 25, 25, 25, 25, collar
226 25, 25, 25, 25, .5, collar
227 25, 25, 25, 25, 1, collar
228 25, 25, 25, 25, 1.5, collar
229 25, 25, 25, 25, 2, collar
230 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, collar
231 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, .5, collar
232 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1, collar
233 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
234 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 2, collar
235 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, collar
236 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, .5, collar
237 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 1, collar
238 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 1.5, collar
239 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2, collar



80 REGULATIONS

240 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, collar
241 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
242 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
243 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
244 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 2, collar
245 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, collar
246 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, .5, collar
247 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 1, collar
248 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 1.5, collar
249 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 2, collar
250 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, collar
251 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, .5, collar
252 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1, collar
253 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1.5, collar
254 25, 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 2, collar
255 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, collar
256 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, .5, collar
257 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 1, collar
258 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 1.5, collar
259 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 2, collar
260 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, collar
261 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, .5, collar
262 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1, collar
263 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1.5, collar
264 25, 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 2, collar
265 25, 25, 25, 25, 20, collar
266 25, 25, 25, 25, 20, .5, collar
267 25, 25, 25, 25, 20, 1, collar
268 25, 25, 25, 25, 20, 1.5, collar
269 25, 25, 25, 25, 20, 2, collar
270 25, 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, collar



REGULATIONS 81
WOMEN’S BARBELL

21 0.5, collar
22 1, collar
23 1.5, collar
24 2, collar
25 2.5, collar
26 2.5, .5, collar
27 2.5, 1, collar
28 2.5, 1.5, collar
29 2.5, 2, Collar
30 5, collar
31 5, .5, collar
32 5, 1, collar
33 5, 1.5, collar
34 5, 2, collar
35 5, 2.5, collar
36 5, 2.5, .5, collar
37 5, 2.5, 1, collar
38 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
39 5, 2.5, 2, collar
40 10, collar
41 10, .5, collar
42 10, 1, collar
43 10, 1 .5, collar
44 10, 2, collar
45 10, 2.5, collar
46 10, 2.5, .5, collar
47 10, 2.5, 1, collar
48 10, 2.5, 1.5, collar
49 10, 2.5, 2, collar
50 15, collar

 

51 15, .5, collar
52 15, 1, collar
53 15, 1.5, collar
54 15, 2, collar
55 15, 2.5, collar
56 15, 2.5, .5, collar
57 15, 2.5, 1, collar
58 15, 2.5, 1 .5, collar
59 15, 2.5, 2, collar
60 20, collar
61 20, .5, collar
62 20, 1, collar
63 20, 1.5, collar
64 20, 2, collar
65 20, 2.5, collar
66 20, 2.5, .5, collar
67 20, 2.5, 1, collar
68 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
69 20, 2.5, 2, collar
70 25, collar
71 25, .5, collar
72 25, 1, collar
73 25, 1.5, collar
74 25, 2, collar
75 25, 2.5, collar
76 25, 2.5, .5, collar
77 25, 2.5, 1, collar
78 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
79 25, 2.5, 2, collar
80 25, 5, collar



82 REGULATIONS

81 25, 5, .5, collar
82 25, 5, 1, collar
83 25, 5, 1.5, collar
84 25, 5, 2, collar
85 25, 5, 2.5, collar
86 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
87 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
88 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
89 25, 5, 2.5, 2, collar
90 25, 10, collar
91 25, 10, .5, collar
92 25, 10, 1, collar
93 25, 10, 1.5, collar
94 25, 10, 2, collar
95 25, 10, 2 .5, collar
96 25, 10, 2.5, .5, collar
97 25, 10, 2.5, 1, collar
98 25, 10, 2 .5, 1.5, collar
99 25, 10, 2.5, 2, collar
100 25, 15, collar
101 25, 15, .5, collar
102 25, 15, 1, collar
103 25, 15, 1.5, collar
104 25, 15, 2, collar
105 25, 15, 2.5, collar
106 25, 15, 2.5, .5, collar
107 25, 15, 2 .5, 1, collar
108 25, 15, 2 .5, 1 .5, collar
109 25, 15, 2 .5, 2, collar
110 25, 20, collar
111 25, 20, .5, collar
112 25, 20, 1, collar

 

113 25, 20, 1 .5, collar
114 25, 20, 2, collar
115 25, 20, 2 .5, collar
116 25, 20, 2 .5, .5, collar
117 25, 20, 2 .5, 1, collar
118 25, 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
119 25, 20, 2.5, 2, collar
120 25, 25, collar
121 25, 25, .5, collar
122 25, 25, 1, collar
123 25, 25, 1.5, collar
124 25, 25, 2, collar
125 25, 25, 2.5, collar
126 25, 25, 2.5, .5, collar
127 25, 25, 2.5, 1, collar
128 25, 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
129 25, 25, 2.5, 2, collar
130 25, 25, 5, collar
131 25, 25, 5, .5, collar
132 25, 25, 5, 1, collar
133 25, 25, 5, 1.5, collar
134 25, 25, 5, 2, collar
135 25, 25, 5, 2.5, collar
136 25, 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
137 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
138 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
139 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 2, collar
140 25, 25, 10, collar
141 25, 25, 10, .5, collar
142 25, 25, 10, 1, collar
143 25, 25, 10, 1.5, collar
144 25, 25, 10, 2, collar



REGULATIONS 83

145 25, 25, 10, 2.5, collar
146 25, 25, 10, 2.5, .5, collar
147 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1, collar
148 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1.5, collar
149 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 2, collar
150 25, 25, 15, collar
151 25, 25, 15, .5, collar
152 25, 25, 15, 1, collar
153 25, 25, 15, 1.5, collar
154 25, 25, 15, 2, collar
155 25, 25, 15, 2.5, collar
156 25, 25, 15, 2.5, .5, collar
157 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1, collar
158 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1.5, collar
159 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 2, collar
160 25, 25, 20, collar
161 25, 25, 20, .5, collar
162 25, 25, 20, 1, collar
163 25, 25, 20, 1.5, collar
164 25, 25, 20, 2, collar
165 25, 25, 20, 2.5, collar
166 25, 25, 20, 2.5, .5, collar
167 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1, collar
168 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
169 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 2, collar
170 25, 25, 25, collar
171 25, 25, 25, .5, collar
172 25, 25, 25, 1, collar
173 25, 25, 25, 1.5, collar
174 25, 25, 25, 2, collar
175 25, 25, 25, 2.5, collar
176 25, 25, 25, 2.5, .5, collar

 

177 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1, collar
178 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
179 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 2, collar
180 25, 25, 25, 5, collar
181 25, 25, 25, 5, .5, collar
182 25, 25, 25, 5, 1, collar
183 25, 25, 25, 5, 1 .5, collar
184 25, 25, 25, 5, 2, collar
185 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, collar
186 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, .5, collar
187 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1, collar
188 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 1.5, collar
189 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, 2, collar
190 25, 25, 25, 10, collar
191 25, 25, 25, 10, .5, collar
192 25, 25, 25, 10, 1, collar
193 25, 25, 25, 10, 1.5, collar
194 25, 25, 25, 10, 2, collar
195 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, collar
196 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, .5, collar
197 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1, collar
198 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 1.5, collar
199 25, 25, 25, 10, 2.5, 2, collar
200 25, 25, 25, 15, collar
201 25, 25, 25, 15, .5, collar
202 25, 25, 25, 15, 1, collar
203 25, 25, 25, 15, 1.5, collar
204 25, 25, 25, 15, 2, collar
205 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, collar
206 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, .5, collar
207 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1, collar
208 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 1.5, collar



REGULATIONS 84

209 25, 25, 25, 15, 2.5, 2, collar
210 25, 25, 25, 20, collar
211 25, 25, 25, 20, .5, collar
212 25, 25, 25, 20, 1, collar
213 25, 25, 25, 20, 1.5, collar
214 25, 25, 25, 20, 2, collar
215 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, collar
216 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, .5, collar
217 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1, collar
218 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 1.5, collar
219 25, 25, 25, 20, 2.5, 2, collar
220 25, 25, 25, 25, collar
221 25, 25, 25, 25, .5, collar
222 25, 25, 25, 25, 1, collar
223 25, 25, 25, 25, 1.5, collar
224 25, 25, 25, 25, 2, collar
225 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, collar
226 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, .5, collar
227 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1, collar
228 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 1.5, collar
229 25, 25, 25, 25, 2.5, 2, collar
230 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, collar
231 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, .5, collar
232 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 1, collar
233 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 1.5, collar
234 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2, collar
235 25, 25, 25, 25, 5, 2.5, collar



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REGULATION TO 3.3.4 – SCALES
1 SCALES MUST:
be electronic; with display and/or printout or both
capacity = weigh up to 200 kg
precision = 10 grams minimum
minimum three (3) scales – offcial scale, test scale and training
venue scale
certifed by local authorities within three (3) months from start of the
Event
Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games – scales must be calibrated
daily
REGULATION TO 3.3.5
ATHLETE BIBS / WARM-UP PASSES
The host Member Federation / Organising Committee must supply a suffcient amount of athlete bibs and safety pins.
1 ATHLETE BIBS:
minimum 100 cm²
maximum 150 cm²
bib background and text may be any colour
text size and colour must be clear, concise and legible from a distance
start numbers range from 1 to 18, as required
new start numbers are issued for each group
securely fastened with four pins (one on each corner) on leg of athletes’ costume logos (IWF, Host Member Federation, NOC, sponsors, etc) are acceptable; relevant manufacturers identifcation rules
and regulations apply (See TCRR 4.8)

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2 WARM-UP PASSES:
shall indicate gender, bodyweight category, group contested
shall be made of cardstock or similar product
background and text may be any colour
assorted and/or different colours for each group
text size and colour must be clear, concise and legible from a distance
affxed with a lanyard logos (IWF, host Member Federation, NOC,
sponsors, etc) are acceptable; relevant manufacturers identifcation
rules and regulations apply (See TCRR 4.8)
REGULATION TO 3.3.6.1
REFEREE LIGHT SYSTEM
1 There is one (1) control box for each of the three (3) Referees. Each
control box is equipped with:
two (2) push buttons; one (1) white and one (1) red
one (1) warning indicator light warning indicator sound
2 One (1) apparatus giving a visual and audible “Down” signal is placed on
a stand in front of the competition platform / stage, one hundred (100) cm
either side of the Centre Referee. The apparatus must be a minimum of
50 cm in height from the competition platform / stage.
3 Two (2) or more sets of Referee “decision lights” equipped with three
(3) red and three (3) white lights, showing the Referees’ decisions to the
athletes and the audience in the competition area and one (1) set in the
Warm-up area.
4 A control panel placed on the Jury table, equipped with three (3) red and
three (3) white lights that light up instantly when the Referees press the
button. The panel are also equipped with a signalling device that may be
used to call any or all the Referees to the Jury table.

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REGULATION TO 3.3.6.12 – JURY CONTROL UNIT
1 This device is equipped with fve (5) green lights fve (5) white lights and fve
(5) red lights. Each Jury member has a device with a red and white button.
When the Jury members press either one (1) of the buttons, the green light
illuminates. The white and red Jury decision lights illuminate only when all
Jury members have given their decision. The Jury Control Unit is not programmed with a three (3) second window to change a decision.
REGULATION TO 3.3.6.14 – TIMING CLOCK
1 An accurate time measuring device, either electronic or digital, must be
equipped with the following characteristics:
a) Operate continuously up to a maximum of ffteen (15) minutes
b) Indicate minimum intervals of one (1) second
c) Provide automatic audible signals at ninety (90) seconds, at thirty
(30) seconds and at zero (0)
2 The elapsed time must be displayed simultaneously in three (3) separate
locations within the FOP:
one (1) element in the warm-up area
one (1) element facing the audience
one (1) element facing the competing athlete
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REGULATION TO 5.1 – IWF EVENTS
1 IWF EVENTS
International competitions
Event Regulation authorised by the IWF in advance
IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations compliant
Only International Technical Offcials serving
IWF Anti-Doping Policy compliant
Results to be distributed to the IWF
o published on IWF website
o included in the IWF Ranking Lists
2 IWF GRAND PRIX / IWF WORLD CUP
All above IWF Events’ conditions applicable
Event and special conditions to be approved by the IWF
Application of approved/licensed sport equipment
Application of IWF TIS
Fee for the IWF (amount TBC)
Prize Money (amount TBC)
IWF appointed ITOs (number TBC)
Invitation of IWF Delegate
Free services for participants – travel, accommodation, meals
(optional)
TV broadcast (optional)
3 IWF CONTINENTAL OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION EVENTS
All above IWF Events’ conditions applicable
Implementation of Special Anti-Doping Fee
Application of approved/licensed equipment
Application of IWF TIS
Invitation of IWF Delegate
Appointment of Category 1 ITOs
4 IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fully covered by IWF TCRR 5.2
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Events not directly controlled by the IWF:
5 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
All above IWF Events’ conditions applicable
Application of IWF approved/licensed sport equipment
6 MULTISPORT GAMES
All above IWF Events’ conditions applicable
Application of IWF approved/licensed equipment
Invitation of IWF Delegate(s)
IWF approved ITOs (to be coordinated in conjunction with the
Continental / Regional Federations, if applicable)
REGULATION TO 5.2 – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The following regulation applies to all World Championships (Youth,
Junior and Senior) unless otherwise stated.
1 The IWF is the rights holder of the World Championships properties; only
Member Federations have the right to bid for an Event. Member Federations are encouraged to partner with local sport, tourism, or government
agencies during the bid process and hosting, if successful.
2 Bids to host/organise World Championships must be made in writing sixty
(60) days prior to the IWF Executive Board meeting scheduled to decide
on the relevant Championship allocation. The IWF Secretariat sends an
Event Hosting Questionnaire upon request from the interested Member
Federation or authorised representative. The completed Questionnaire is
returned to the IWF Secretariat for evaluation.

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3 The allocation of the World Championships is decided by the IWF Executive Board.
4 Following the allocation of the World Championships, the IWF and the
host Member Federation sign a Hosting Agreement stating the main obligations and conditions for the organisation of the Championships, based
on the submitted Questionnaire.
5 The duration of the World Championships, unless otherwise decided by
the IWF Executive Board, are as follows:
Senior World Championships = not less than eight (8) competition
days
Junior World Championships = not less than seven (7) competition days
Youth World Championships = competition days; as decided by the
IWF Executive Board
6 RESPONSIBILITIES – HOST MEMBER FEDERATION /
ORGANISING COMMITTEE
The host Member Federation / Organising Committee must adhere to the
following fnancial responsibilities and conditions:
6.1 Offer all participants, at a daily fxed rate in the approved currency, the
following:
accommodation and meals
local transportation
access and participation in competition and training
access and participation in offcial meetings
closing banquet
other related technical services
Upon allocation of the Event by IWF Executive Board, a fxed daily rate is
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6.2 Provide transportation and training facilities for participants at least four
days before the beginning of the Championships.
6.3 Provide free accommodation and meals, during the competitions days
plus two days, for up to forty-fve (45) selected Technical Offcials. The
number of Technical Offcials is decided by and taking into consideration
the number of competition days, the number and type of World Championships organised as well as other considerations and dependant on an
agreement between the IWF and the host Member Federation / Organising Committee.
If the IWF Executive Board and Committee meetings are held in conjunction with the World Championships, for those selected Technical Offcials
who are members of the Board and/or the Committees, free accommodation is provided for the competition days plus fve days. To beneft from
the above, the Technical Offcials or Doctors on Duty must be present and
available for the entirety of the Championships.
All participants must pay for any additional days.
6.4 Guarantee in writing that the prices of accommodation quoted six (6)
months prior to the World Championships will not increase, unless authorised by the IWF.
6.5 Provide, free of charge, the facilities for the IWF Congress and the meetings of the Executive Board and the Committees, Verifcation of Final Entries, Technical Offcials’ Meeting (pre-competition and mid-competition),
Calendar Conference. Facilities includes: meeting room(s), interpreters,
audio visual equipment and technology, signage, appropriate seating,
head table, coffee, refreshments, pens, paper, etc.
6.6 Provide, free of charge, the technical organisation and all relevant technical requirements including; sport equipment, venue and spaces with
adequate furnishings, technical and operational staff, frst aid / frst responders, refreshments, etc) for all groups and training for the World
Championships, as required by the relevant IWF TCRR.

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6.7 Accommodate the Technical, Medical and Coaching & Research Committees Chairpersons free of charge, for all competition days plus fve days,
when they are not among the appointed Technical Offcials.
6.8 Provide, free of charge, business class return travel, accommodation and
meals for all competition days plus six (6) days for the IWF President
and the General Secretary. Provide economy class return travel, accommodation and meals for fve (5) members of the IWF Secretariat and the
appointed IWF Press Delegate.
6.9 Provide venues with appropriate technical and technological facilities for
the IWF Secretariat to host meetings, courses and the Congress throughout the World Championships.
6.10 If required, pay full costs of travel, accommodation and meals, for the following technical visits to evaluate the host Federation / Organising Committee preparation:
Youth World Championships – one (1) technical visit
Junior World Championships - two (2) technical visits
Senior World Championships – three (3) technical visits
6.11 Provide commemorative medals and diplomas to all athletes and other
accredited / registered delegates of the Championships.
6.12 The host Federation / Organising Committee shall appoint a suffcient
number of National Technical Offcials to arrange, under the supervision
of the Competition Director and/or the President of the Jury, the orderly
progress of the competition.
6.13 Provide each athlete and other registered/accredited delegates with
primary medical care in relation to any illness or injury that may occur.
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6.13.2 A First Response / Medical room must be provided at the venue containing basic medical equipment; such as, bandages, ice, pain medication,
and any necessary facilities for the examination and initial treatment of
the injured or ill athlete and other registered/accredited delegates.
6.13.3 Throughout the entire period of the World Championships, primary medical care must be available at any time to all registered/accredited delegates. The costs of any primary medical service are borne entirely by
the host Federation / Organising Committee in respect only to treatment
provided to athletes and other registered/accredited delegates.
The host Federation / Organising Committee is entitled to reimbursement
of any cost incurred for providing such medical services, via the regulated
authorities.
6.13.4 If any doubt exists as to the chronic nature of any illness or injury that occurs during a World Championship, the appropriate primary medical care
must be initially provided and then, if further investigation or treatment is
required, it is performed at the discretion of the host Member Federation /
Organising Committee medical staff in consultation with the IWF Medical
Committee Chairperson or a designated person.
6.13.5 The above procedure is recommended by the IWF Executive Board to all
Continental and Regional Federations for application at their events.
6.14 Attain acceptable comprehensive health/medical/hospital insurance policies for the World Championships and provide a certifed copy of indemnity to the IWF Secretariat prior to the commencement of the Championships.

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7 RESPONSIBILITIES – PARTICIPATING MEMBER
FEDERATIONS:
7.1 The participating delegations must accept the accommodation offered by
the host Member Federation / Organising Committee, at the cost indicated in the Competition Regulation. The amount is coordinated with the
approval of the IWF and must be commensurate with the standard of the
services provided.
7.2 Pay the host Federation / Organising Committee an Entry Fee of two
hundred US dollars (USD 200) for each member of the delegation. The
USD 200 Entry Fee per delegate is divided evenly (USD 100 each)
between the host Federation / Organising Committee and the IWF AntiDoping Fund.
7.3 The IWF Executive Board, IWF Secretariat, selected TOs, IWF Press Delegate and the accredited media do not pay the USD 200 Entry Fee.
7.4 IWF Committee members and the Member Federation Congress delegates who only attend their respective meetings are also exempt from
paying the USD200 Entry Fee. If those Offcers or delegates continue
to stay at the Championship after the Congress these persons cannot
enjoy any privileges associated with registration/accreditation; such as
transportation, entry to the competition or any social events unless they
pay the Entry Fee.
7.5 Member Federations participating in the World Championships do so at
their own risk. All participating Federations must undertake full moral and
fnancial responsibility of their registered/accredited delegates with regard
to their health and wellness and in case of accidents or damages.

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REGULATION TO 6.4 – WEIGH-IN
1 Weigh-in is conducted in a room equipped with the following items:
the offcial scale; situated in a privately screened area
Start List, posted at the entrance of the weigh-in room
Weigh-in List
Athlete’s Cards
Team Offcials warm-up passes
stationary kit/supplies
athlete start number bibs & safety pins
suffcient amount of table and chairs for the Weigh-in Secretariat
Team Offcials numbered stickers (optional)
athlete passes, if required
container to store athlete accreditation for anti-doping control, if
required
2 The Weigh-in Secretariat consists of:
Competition Secretary(s)
on-duty Referees
Assistant Competition Secretary(s) (optional)
Weigh-in Offcial(s) (optional)
Assistant Weigh-in Offcial(s) (optional)
3 Each athlete for all groups must be weighed in the presence of two Referees. Both of the Referees must be the same gender as the athlete.
4 Both Referees verify the athlete’s bodyweight and provide it to the Competition Secretary (CS) by way of a handwritten note or electronic printout. The CS records the athlete’s bodyweight on the Athlete’s Card and
Weigh-in List.
5 One authorised Team Offcial may accompany the athlete during weighin. If the Team Offcial is not of the same gender as the athlete they must
stay outside the area where the offcial scale is situated.

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6 The athlete’s bodyweight must be manually recorded exactly as handwritten or as stated on the electronic print-out, if available.
7 The athletes are called one at a time into the weigh-in room, according
to the progression of the athlete’s lot number. Athletes not present when
their name is called will be weighed at the end of the weigh-in sequence.
8 When different bodyweight categories are combined in one group, the
sequence of the weigh-in shall be category-by-category, with the lower
category to be weighed before the higher categories.
9 Athletes must provide proof of identity by presenting their passport or
identity card to the CS. The CS must verify the athlete’s nationality.
For the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, the IOC / OCOG
supplied athlete accreditation card is suffcient proof of identity. Athletes
are not required to bring their passport or identity card to weigh-in.
For all other Multisport Games, the Competition Director, in conjunction
with the Technical Delegate, if appointed, will determine the proof of identity requirements. Athletes and Team Offcials will be duly advised by way
of the Event Regulation and/or during the VFE Meeting.
10 Athletes may be weighed in either completely undressed or in undergarments (articles of the athlete outft: costume, unitard, shorts and T-shirt
are not considered as undergarments). Athletes must not wear shoes or
socks or any other footwear during weigh-in.
The Competition Secretary and other members of the Weigh-in Secretariat are suitably screened from the actual weigh-in process.
11 Athletes with prosthetic limb(s) must be weighed with the prosthetic
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12 Athletes are entitled to wear jewellery, hair adornments and religious head
gear during weigh-in. Athletes must not wear watches during weigh-in.
13 The weigh-in room must be presented in and provided with proper hygienic conditions. Disinfectant / antiseptic cleanser and cloths should be
made available to wipe the scale, if desired/required.
14 An athlete who is within the weight of the bodyweight category in which
he/she is offcially entered is weighed only once. An athlete who is under or over their offcially entered bodyweight category may return to the
weigh-in room as many times as necessary in order to make the bodyweight category. The returning athlete does not have to follow the sequence of weigh-in order.
15 An athlete who fails to make the bodyweight within the allotted weigh-in
time of their respective bodyweight category, in which he/she is offcially
entered, is excluded from the competition of the Event. The athlete is still
entitled to receive privileges of an accredited participant; such as training,
transportation, social events, etc.
16 During weigh-in, the Team Offcial or athlete must sign the Athlete’s Card
to confrm the athletes’ registered bodyweight; and to declare the starting
attempts in both the Snatch and Clean & Jerk, with reference to TCRR
6.6.5.
Any subsequent changes to the declared starting attempts are considered part of the two (2) allocated weight changes.
17 The Protocol is made available to all concerned parties, as soon as possible upon the completion of the weigh-in.
18 Once the athlete has weighed within the offcially entered bodyweight category, accompanying Team Offcials are provided with Warm-up Passes.
Only Team Offcials with Warm-up Passes are allowed access to the
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The following allocations refer to each group:
one (1) athlete – three (3) passes
two (2) athletes – four (4) passes
any additional athlete (for combined categories/Events) – two (2)
passes per athlete
19 If required, the CS monitors the secure collection of athlete accreditations and the distribution of athlete passes for anti-doping control requirements.
20 Upon the completion of weigh-in, the athlete is assigned an athlete start
number. The athlete with the lowest lot number is assigned the start number of 1; from there, all athletes in sequence of lot number are assigned
start numbers in numerical order. When more bodyweight categories are
contested in one competition, in the allocation of start numbers the progression of lot numbers is considered category by category, with the lower
category to be taken before the higher categories.
Example:

Start Number Lot Number Bodyweight Name
1 3 55.50 AAAAA Aaaaa
2 27 55.00 BBBBB Bbbbb
3 54 56.00 CCCCC Ccccc
4 8 61.55 DDDDD Ddddd
5 19 62.00 EEEEE Eeeee
6 142 61.04 FFFFF Fffff


Athlete start number bibs are assigned according to the athlete start number and are distributed in the warm-up area thirty (30) minutes prior to the
start of the competition.

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Athlete start number bibs are affxed with pins to the athletes’ costume.
The placement of the bib on side of the leg or hip is determined by the
venue layout and the position of the Competition Management table.
Correspondingly numbered stickers may also be distributed to the Team
Offcials for ease of identifcation for the Chief Marshal.
Athlete start numbers also correspond to the assigned warm-up platforms. In the case of more athletes than warm-up platforms, Team Offcials and Technical Offcials are expected to work in cooperation to fnd
a suitable arrangement. If cooperation does not occur, the Competition
Director, in consultation with the President of the Jury will determine the
assignment of warm-up platforms.
REGULATION TO 6.5 – INTRODUCTION
1 If an athlete is not present for the introduction of athletes, he/she will be
requested to explain his/her absence to the President of the Jury, who
in consultation with the Competition Director will determine appropriate
warning or further action.
2 After the introduction of athletes, the Technical Offcials are introduced in
the following order:
Centre Referee
Side Referees
Reserve Referee
Chief Marshal
Timekeeper(s)
Technical Controller(s)
Doctor(s) on Duty
Jury
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3 If a TO is not present for the TO introduction, he/she will be requested to
explain his/her absence to the President of the Jury, who in consultation
with the IWF President will determine appropriate warning or further action.
4 All TOs are introduced from the competition platform/stage, except for
the Jury. Upon completion of the other TOs, the Jury members are introduced from the Jury table with the President of the Jury being introduced
frst and the other Jury members as noted on Protocol.
5 All TOs must wear their IWF jacket and remove their accreditation during
introduction, unless otherwise advised by the President of the Jury.
REGULATION TO 6.6.5 – 15/20 KILO RULE
1 Rule (6.6.5) applies at all IWF Events unless otherwise stated.
2 Examples:
2.1 Example: A female athlete enters a competition with a verifed Entry Total
of 200kg. The total weight of the frst attempts in the Snatch and Clean
& Jerk must not be less than 185kg (such as, 85kg and 100kg; 77kg and
108kg or any other combination).
2.2 Example: A male athlete enters a competition with a verifed Entry Total
of 255kg. The total weight of the frst attempts in the Snatch and Clean &
Jerk must not be less than 235kg (such as, 95kg and 140kg; 104kg and
131kg or any other combination).

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3 Procedure for Application of 15/20 Kilo Rule:
The Competition Secretary and Referees (Weigh-in Secretariat) are the
frst point of contact for the correct application of the 15/20 Kilo Rule during weigh-in.
The following TOs are responsible for the supervision of Entry Totals and
starting attempts following the publication of the Protocol:
Chief Marshal and other Marshals
Technical Controller in the warm-up area
Competition Management operators
Competition Director
Jury
In all cases, any athlete / Team Offcial who refuses to comply with the
directive of the Jury or designated TO is eliminated from the competition.
Note: The responsibility to comply with the Entry Totals and all relevant
TCRR rests entirely with the athletes / Team Offcials.
4 If the starting weights do not respect the 15/20Kg Rule, any of the above
mentioned TOs must immediately advise the athlete / Team Offcial concerned to make the required changes.
5 If an athlete’s frst attempt in the Snatch is lighter than required by the
15/20 Kilo Rule, the athlete / Team Offcial must be advised by the Chief
Marshal or Technical Controller in the warm-up area that the frst attempt
in the Clean & Jerk must be increased in order to comply with the Rule.
6 If the athlete / Team Offcial does not make the necessary change for the
frst Clean & Jerk and refuses to do so, the athlete is eliminated from the
competition immediately upon refusal.

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7 If the 15/20 Kilo Rule is not respected by the athlete / Team Offcial and
goes unnoticed by all TOs and the athlete takes attempts, whether successful or not, and the error is noticed only after the execution of the lifts,
any or all such Clean and Jerk attempts not in compliance with the Rule
will be rendered as “No lift”.
The athlete / Team Offcial will be compelled to nominate a weight on the
barbell in accordance with the sequence and the 15/20 Kilo Rule, as long
as it is within their three (3) attempts in the Clean & Jerk. No additional
attempts will be granted.
8 If the athlete / Team Offcial does not respect the 15/20 Kilo Rule and the
non-compliance is noticed by the TOs at the completion of the competition, the athlete’s Total will not be valid and will therefore be deleted from
the Final Results by order of the Jury.

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REGULATION TO 6.6.6 – CALLING ORDER &
REGULATION TO 6.8 – CLASSIFICATION
The calling order is the progression of the competition which determines
when an athlete is called to perform their attempt.
The classifcation of athletes determines the athletes’ ranking in their specifc bodyweight category.
Example: 56 kg Men’s Group A and Group B
When bodyweight categories are divided into groups; the order of competing groups is in reverse alphabetical. (i.e.: Group C competes frst,
Group B second and Group A last)
Note: The numbers in brackets indicate the calling order.
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Group B
Lot No. Name BW Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 Result Rank 1 2 3 Result Rank
100 A 55.00 100 (4) 100 (9) 100 (11) 100 10. 120 (6) 120 (9) 120 (12) 120 6. 220 7.
101 B 56.00 95 (3) 100 (8) --- --- -- --- --- --- --- -- --- --
102 C 55.00 100 (5) 100 (10) 105 (15) 100 7. 120 (7) 120 (10) 125 (14) 120 4. 220 5.
103 D 56.00 90 (1) 100 (7) 105 (14) 105 3. 115 (2) 115 (4) 115 (5) 115 10. 220 9.
104 E 56.00 94 (2) 101 (12) 105 (16) 101 4. 110 (1) 115 (3) 120 (11) 120 7. 221 1.
105 F 55.00 100 (6) 101 (13) 105 (17) 100 5. 120 (8) 125 (13) 125 (15) 120 1. 220 2.
Group A
Lot No. Name BW Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 Result Rank 1 2 3 Result Rank
200 G 55.00 91 (3) 95 (6) 100 (12) 100 9. 115 (3) 116 (8) 120 (12) 120 5. 220 6.
201 H 55.00 100 (7) 100 (10) 105 (16) 100 8. 115 (4) 120 (10) 125 (14) 120 3. 220 4.
202 I 56.00 90 (2) 95 (5) 105 (15) 105 2. 114 (2) 115 (6) 115 (7) 115 9. 220 8.
203 J 55.00 85 (1) 94 (4) 105 (14) 105 1. --- --- --- --- -- --- --
204 K 56.00 100 (8) 100 (11) 105 (17) 100 11. 110 (1) 115 (5) 120 (11) 120 8. 220 10.
205 L 55.00 100 (9) 103 (13) 105 (18) 100 6. 120 (9) 125 (13) 125 (15) 120 2. 220 3.



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REGULATION TO 6.9 – VICTORY CEREMONY
Upon the conclusion of the competition of each category, a Victory Ceremony is held according to the following procedure:
1 A podium with places for the three (3) medal winners is placed on the
competition platform.
2 All the medal winners, the medal bearers and the offcials presenting the
medals march in and take their place on the stage. The medal winners
line up behind the podium.
3 The Speaker introduces the offcial(s) presenting the medals. The IWF
President presents the medals but may delegate this duty to another IWF
offcial or to a person representing the host Federation or sponsor. Medals
are presented for the Snatch, the Clean & Jerk and for the Total, in this
order.
4 Starting with the bronze medal, the Speaker announces alternately the
name, the country and the result of the medal winners in the Snatch. The
athletes mount the podium to receive their medal when they are called.
When all the medals have been presented, the athletes step back in their
original position behind the podium (there is no flag raising or national
anthem played).
5 The Speaker introduces the offcial presenting the medals if these persons are not the same as for the Snatch. Starting with the bronze medal,
the Speaker announces alternately the name, the country and the result
of the medal winners in the Clean and Jerk. The athletes mount the podium to receive their medal when they are called. When all the medals have
been presented, the athletes step back in their original position behind the
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6 The Speaker introduces the offcials presenting the medals if these persons are not the same as for the two lifts. Starting with the bronze medal,
the Speaker announces alternately the name, the country and the result
of the medal winners for the Total. The athletes mount the podium to receive their medal.
7 After the Total medals have been presented, while the medallists are
standing on the podium, the champion’s national anthem is played and
the national flags of the three winners are raised.
8 The medal bearers, the athletes and the offcials march out.
9 The Victory Ceremony is carried out in due solemnity, the marching in and
out done with musical accompaniment.
10 During the Victory Ceremony, medal winners cannot carry or use electronic devices onto the podium and cannot be accompanied by any other
persons.
11 Participants of the Victory Ceremony must not use it for political, racial or
religious demonstration.
REGULATION TO 7.3
PROMOTION OF TECHNICAL OFFICIALS
1 All new Technical Offcial cards, either Category 1 or 2 or Certifcate of
Duty, cost USD200 (two hundred US dollars).
2 For each Olympiad, the following licence fees apply:
Category 1 = USD200 (two (2) hundred US dollars)
Category 2 = USD100 (one (1) hundred US dollars)
Certifcate of Duty = USD50 (ffty (50) US dollars)
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3 A written request with appropriate payment of fees must be submitted to
the IWF Secretariat in order to receive new and/or renewed cards and
licences.
4 All new TO cards must be paid together with the licence fee.
5 Only the IWF is authorised to issue international TO cards and licences.
An IWF-issued sticker placed on the last page of the TO card is the considered the licence and identifes the holder as having a valid licence.
6 The date of registration for a new Category 1 and 2 Technical Offcial is
the date of his/her practical or written examination, whichever is last.
7 Each TO card contains space for recording all international Events
worked by the holder. Either the IWF President, IWF General Secretary,
President of the Jury or the Competition Director may record the entries
in English.
8 At the discretion of the IWF Technical Committee members, Continental
Technical Committee members or other authorised individuals an Examination Panel is assembled for practical examinations.
The Examination Panel must consist of three (3) Category 1 Technical
Offcials who may all be from the same Member Federation. Examiners
must sit separate from each other to enable independent marking.
9 When a Referee Light System is used, up to three (3) Referees (Centre
and two (2) Side Referees) may be examined simultaneously, otherwise,
if a Referee Light System is not available or functioning, due to technical
diffculties, only the Centre Referee may be examined.
10 The Examination Panel record their marks using the Protocol sheet as a
score sheet.

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11 The name of the candidate(s) and their Member Federation are entered
to correspond with their position at the competition platform / stage, (i.e.
the Referee at the left is number 1, the Centre Referee is number 2 and
the Referee on the right is number 3). The Examination Panel sign their
name, date and indicate their Member Federation.
12 Candidates must referee at least one hundred (100) attempts, including
both completed and uncompleted attempts.
13 The Examiners frst mark at the top of each space on the protocol is their
own opinion of each lift.
A
/ indicates a “Good lift” and an X indicates “No lift”. Underneath the
mark, and using the same signs, Examiners mark the decisions given by
the three (3) Referees.
Example: / = white light X = red light
/
/ / /
= all three have given a correct decision
X
XXX
= all three have given a correct decision
X
X / X
= the Centre Referee has given an incorrect decision
X
/ X X
= Referee Number 1 has given an incorrect decision
14 When only the Centre Referee is examined and he/she gives an incorrect
signal (e.g. a signal too fast or too slow) the Examiners mark this with an
X, plus the letter S below to indicate the incorrect signal. The candidate
can thereby commit two (2) faults during one (1) attempt. Both these
faults are shown on the protocol.

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15 The Examiners mark with an O every attempt which is not completed by
the athletes.
16 If a candidate gives an incorrect decision during an uncompleted lift, the
examiners mark with an
X instead of an O and give the number of the
error.
17 The results of each candidate are calculated from the completed attempts.
18 The original protocol and written exams are sent to the IWF Secretariat to
register the candidates’ examination results.
19 The IWF Secretariat transmits the results to each candidate through the
candidate’s Member Federation. The successful candidate(s) also receive their Category 1 card and licence via their Member Federation.
20 For TOs who already hold a valid Category 2 licence for the given
Olympiad are promoted to Category 1, the Category 1 TO licence must
be purchased for USD200, in order to receive the new Category 1 card.
Any requests for Technical Offcial promotions processed in the last year
of any given Olympiad, a pro rata license fee of 50USD is applied.
21 Candidates who fail either practical or written must wait at least six (6)
months before taking the examinations again.

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REGULATION TO 7.5 – JURY
Decision making process for attempts with loading errors:
1 If the barbell is loaded to a lighter weight than the one requested by the
athlete, the athlete may, if he/she wishes, either accept the attempt if it
was successful and provided the barbell was loaded to a multiple of 1 kg,
or refuse it. If he/she refuses the attempt, the athlete is granted an additional attempt with the weight originally requested.
2 If the barbell is loaded to a weight which is not a multiple of 1 kg and the
lift is successful, the athlete may accept the attempt at the next lower
weight which is a multiple of 1 kg, or refuse it. If the athlete refuses the
attempt, he/she is granted an additional attempt with the weight originally
requested.
3 If the barbell is loaded to a heavier weight than the one requested by the
athlete, the athlete may, if he/she wishes accept the attempt if it was successful and provided the barbell was loaded to a multiple of 1 kg. If the attempt is not successful or if the barbell is not a multiple of 1 kg, the athlete
is automatically granted an additional attempt with the weight originally
requested.
REGULATION TO 7.9 – CHIEF MARSHAL
1 The Technical Offcials allocated to monitor the Athletes’ Cards are called
Marshals. The IWF appoints the Chief Marshal(s) and the host Member
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The Athlete’s Card is used to record the weight of each athlete’s declaration and attempt throughout the competition as well as any other modifcations as approved by the IWF TCRR. Each respective Team Offcial /
athlete must initial each entry.
2 The host Member Federation / Organising Committee shall appoint a suffcient number of National Technical Offcials (NTOs) to assist, under the
supervision of the IWF appointed Chief Marshal, the Competition Director
and/or the President of the Jury, the orderly progress of the competition
using authorised Athletes Cards.
3 Marshals supervise the declarations and changes of the requested weight
made by the athletes / Team Offcials for each attempt. The declarations /
changes are immediately communicated to the Competition Management
who informs the Speaker to make the appropriate announcement.
4 Communication between the Marshals and the Competition Management
is carried out by means of an intercom or direct dial telephone system or
any other approved communication method.
5 The Marshals’ table must be open thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of
introduction of athletes.
REGULATION TO 7
ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING STAFF
1 FOP LIAISON
For IWF Events with broadcast and/or sport production, a Technical Offcial may be appointed to liaise with FOP sport production functions; such
as lighting, music, Victory Ceremony, Mixed Zone, etc. This role, when
used, is referred to as the FOP Liaison and is highly recommended within
the Games and major Events’ environment.

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2 LOADERS / DECONTAMINATION ATTENDANTS
Loaders are sport specifc volunteers / staff who manage the loading of
the barbell under the direction of the Speaker and Technical Controller.
The duties of the Loaders are as follows:
Load the barbell in accordance with TCRR and as directed by the
Speaker
Check the bar after each attempt for blood; advise TC and Decontamination Attendants (DA) immediately for cleaning
Manage or act as a privacy barrier for injured athletes; assist the
Doctor(s) on Duty, if requested
Clean the bar and the competition platform /stage as required and/or
as directed by the Technical Controller during and after competition
Prepare the medal podium for the Victory Ceremony at the conclusion of the competition
Unload the barbell and return the discs to the weight racks
Decontamination Attendants are sport specifc volunteers / staff who manage the cleaning of the barbell under the direction of the Technical Controller.
The duties of the Decontamination Attendants are as follows:
Safely remove blood and other contaminants from the bar and competition platform, as required and/or as directed by the TC
Ensure the safe disposal of contaminated materials in accordance
with applicable policy
Clean the bar with antiseptic at the conclusion of each competition
Assist Loaders, if required, to manage or act as a privacy barrier for
injured athletes; assist Doctor(s) on Duty, if requested
Note: Decontamination Attendants must respect universal precautions by
wearing gloves in the performance of their duties.

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REGULATION TO 9 – CEREMONIES
9.1 OPENING CEREMONY
Before the beginning of World Championships, an Opening Ceremony is
held according to the following procedure:
9.1.1 All participating national teams, or appointed team members, march in in
the alphabetical order of the organising country, the host country closing
the parade.
9.1.2 The flag-bearers of each national team form a semi-circle on the stage.
9.1.3 The guests of honour march in and take their position on the stage.
9.1.4 The guest of honour of the host Federation makes a speech.
9.1.5 The President of the host Federation makes a speech.
9.1.6 The IWF President replies to the speeches and declares the Championships open.
9.1.7 The national flag of the host Federation and the flag of the IWF are raised
while the national anthem of the host Federation is played.
9.1.8 The guests of honour followed by the delegations leave the stage.
9.1.9 An entertainment program provided by the host Federation may follow the
Ceremony.
9.2 CLOSING CEREMONY
At the conclusion of World Championships, a Closing Ceremony is held,
in accordance with the following procotol:

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9.2.1 The delegates of the participating teams march in and take their position
on the stage.
9.2.2 The flag bearers of the participating teams form a semi-circle.
9.2.3 The guests of honour march in and take their position on the stage.
9.2.4 The President of the host Federation makes a speech.
9.2.5 The IWF President replies to the speech and declares the Championships
closed.
9.2.6 The national flag of the host Federation and the IWF flag are lowered
while the national anthem of the host Federation is played.
9.2.7 The IWF flag is brought to the President.
9.2.8 The IWF flag is presented to the organisers of the next World Championships.
9.2.9 The guests of honour followed by the team representatives leave the
stage.
9.2.10 Subject to arrangements made between the Organising Committee and
the IWF, the presentation of the Team Trophies may be held in conjunction with the Closing Ceremony or at a separate Closing function.

GLOSSARY
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ALS Advanced Life Support
CD Competition Director
cm centimetre(s)
CS Competition Secretary
DA Decontamination Attendant
ED Event Delegate
FISU International University Sports Federation
FOP Field of Play
IOC International Olympic Committee
ITO International Technical Offcial
IWF International Weightlifting Federation
kg kilogram
Kilo kilogram
MF Member Federation
NOC National Olympic Committee
NTO National Technical Offcial
OCOG Organising Committee of Olympic Games
TC Technical Controller
TCRR Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations
TD Technical Delegate
Team Offcial coach, assistant coach, physiotherapist, team doctor, manager, team
leader
TIS Technology and Information System
TO Technical Offcial
VFE Verifcation of Final Entries
YOG Youth Olympic Games

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