Youth Athlete Category
Any age up to 17 years of age.
The IWF holds Youth Olympic Games for athletes ages 13-17 and many athletes there have started weightlifting as young as 5 years old.
Strength and Power
for the body and the mind.
The mental strength and determination that grows alongside the physical strength and power is an often overlooked aspect of weightlifting.
To develop youth athletes in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting to reach higher levels of competition, and to pass on the sport to the upcoming generations of athletes