USA Weightlifting (USAW) is kicking off Pride Month with an online-exclusive qualifying competition called the Lift Proud Virtual Cup.
The Lift Proud Virtual Cup will allow athletes to submit a qualifying total to future USAW National Competitions during the month of June with submissions being accepted online from June 1 through June 30.
Themed around LGBTQIA+Pride celebrations across the country, the Lift Proud Virtual Cup is open to any USA Weightlifting member who wishes to participate.
The Lift Proud Virtual Cup will enable athletes to qualify for the remainder of the 2020 USA Weightlifting National Events including the Nike American Open Series 3 powered by Rogue Fitness, National Youth Championships, National Championships and American Open Finals. Totals earned in the online competitions can also count toward qualification in 2021 USA Weightlifting National Events, should the event fall within the event’s qualification period.
Like previous online competitions, there is no fee to enter, but USA Weightlifting encourages participants to donate to its Diversity & Inclusion Fund during the registration process and its mission to promote weightlifting as a sport that unifies all.
Qualifying information will be posted at www.USAWeightlifting.orgwhen available.