USAW Statement Regarding the 2024 Pan American Championships

The IWF Executive Board approved USA Weightlifting's alternative participation in the 2024 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Below is an official statement from USAW following the decision:
USA Weightlifting is extremely thankful that IWF President Mohammed Jalood and European Weightlifting Federation President Antonio Conflitti are allowing Olympic-eligible Team USA athletes to compete in the 2024 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, instead of the Pan American Championships in Caracas, Venezuela. We’re appreciative that all parties involved have prioritized our delegation’s safety and understand the significant logistical challenges our team faced in traveling to Caracas for the competition. We’re additionally thankful for the assurance that results earned at the European Championships will count for Olympic qualifying.