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2024 IWF World Cup in Phuket: Final Olympic Qualifier

Five British weightlifters are gearing up for a crucial competition in Phuket, Thailand.

2024 IWF World Cup in Phuket: Final Olympic Qualifier

From 31 March 31 to 11 April, the IWF World Cup will be their last chance to qualify for the Paris Olympics. The team includes Zoe Smith, Chris Murray, Sarah Davies, Katrina Feklistova, and Emily Campbell.

Dave Sawyer, the National Coach, has congratulated the team, emphasising the importance of this event. "On behalf of the performance team, I would like to take this opportunity in congratulating the athletes on their selection for the upcoming World Cup event in Phuket, Thailand. This is the final Olympic qualifier for the Paris games and a mandatory competition for all athletes still eligible for qualifying after meeting the criteria of participation in the required number of IWF events,” said Sawyer.

Qualifying for the Olympics demands peak performance and dedication. The World Cup in Phuket is critical for these athletes, and support from the weightlifting community is strong. "This has been a tough process for qualification to these games with the standard so high. Everyone needs to be at the top of their game for the next few weeks and into the championships. I'm sure that everyone involved in weightlifting will get behind the athletes and wish them the very best for an Olympic spot." Sawyer added.

As the event approaches, the focus is clear—earn a place at the Paris Olympics. The British team is ready, supported by their coaches, families, and fans. The Phuket World Cup represents not just a competition but a dream of Olympic glory.


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