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Every year British Weightlifting's competition team review the national qualification totals so that our events align with developments within the sport domestically. The 2020 national qualification totals are now available at the bottom of this page.

 Qualification Totals 

To achieve a qualification total for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 competition the total must have been achieved in the same bodyweight category that the lifter first submits an entry for.

For example: A total achieved in the Women's 71kg bodyweight category can only be used to qualify for the Women's 71kg bodyweight category. Changes to bodyweight categories can be made after entering an event. 

More information can be found on section 6.1 of the Technical and Competition Rules and Regulations 

Eligible Events 

Results from the following competitions will be considered eligible for qualification to BWL events:

- Any Tier 1, 2 or 3 competition run in accordance with BWL regulations

- Any competition run by IWF and its affiliated regional bodies  For example the European Weightlifting Federation.

- The senior national championships of a national federation that is affiliated and in good standing with the IWF, with results supplied directly to BWL by the federation.

- Any competition results that are not listed herein are subject to the discretion of BWL to determine if they may apply as a qualification total

Qualification Totals

Please note that in addition to the summary of changes below, all qualification totals for 2022 have now been reduced by 2%. This reflects the limited access to gyms, equipment and training experienced by many BWL members over the previous months.


  • There will be no changes to Women’s totals in any category 
  • There will be no change to Master’s qualification totals
  • Men’s totals have been adjusted for British Seniors and England Seniors
  • All other Men’s totals remain the same from 2019 to 2020

You can find the revised 2022 tables by clicking on the link below

2022 National Qualification Totals

Other Requirements 

As well as hitting the minimum qualification total some BWL events also has other entry requirements that need to be fulfilled for an athlete to qualify. You can view the rules for each individual event below. 

British Senior Championships

English Senior Championships

English Age Group Championships

British Universities & Colleges Championships (BUCS)

For more information on any of the changes listed above please contact the British Weight Lifting competitions team on 01132 249 402 or email



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