England Weightlifting Training Squad Selection Policy
British Weight Lifting have today announced the selection policy for the England Weightlifting Training Squad (EWTS).
The selection policy has been created to provide an opportunity for English lifters to prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the purpose of the EWTS is to:
- Support the preparation of athletes with the potential to medal at the Birmingham 2022 CWG
- Inspire the next generation of England Talent Pathway athletes to enhance performances in future generations.
Gold Coast 2018 was equal to the most successful games for English Weightlifters. The team achieved an outstanding 6 (combined total) medals in weightlifting (1 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze);
- 50% of all selected athletes produced medal winning performances
- 95% of all athletes competing athletes were ranked inside the top 6
It is our ambition to better these results. BWL as the NGB responsible for England wishes to select a full team of 16 athletes (8 Men, 8 Women) for the Games and has a target of 8 Medals, however BWL reserve the right to right to set standards over and above the standard set by the Commonwealth Games Federation.
A copy of the full EWTS selection policy is available to view here
Eligible Athletes who wish to represent England at the 2022 Commonwealth Games are required to fill out a declaration of interest form which is available to view here
The deadline for the declaration of interest to be submitted is 08 January 2021.