US Anti-Doping

    All USAW athletes are subject to drug testing pursuant to all applicable USAW bylaws, rules, and regulations as well as all United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA) guidelines.  Athletes are identified quarterly for the USADA Out-of-Competition Registered Testing Pool, based on the following objective criteria:

    • All IWF IRTP Athletes, as determined by the IWF
    • Any athlete named to an International Team for the USA, inclusive of reserve/substitute athletes.
    • Any athlete receiving funding from USA Weightlifting
    • Top 20 ROBI per Gender for Senior Athletes, taken from the Olympic Qualification point defined by the IWF website on the submission day for the RTP Quarter.
    • Top 10 ROBI per Gender for Junior Athletes & Youth Athletes each, taken from the ROBI point defined by the IWF website on the submission day for the RTP Quarter.
    • Any athlete currently serving a sanction for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, at the exclusive discretion of USADA.
    • Any further athlete at the exclusive discretion of USADA.

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