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Jourdan Delacruz was the first U.S. weightlifter to make the trip from the USA Weightlifting training camp in Hawaii into to Tokyo for competition. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

Catching Up with USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews

The changing logistics of the rescheduled Olympic Summer Games forced national governing bodies around the world to adjust their plans for training in advance of the Games and during the event itself. In the case of USA Weightlifting, which back before the 2020 event had planned its own training center in Tokyo, the new landscape […]

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USA Weightlifting Goes Hybrid With Events in Salt Lake City

When USA Weightlifting decided that it wanted to hold a pair of events in a hybrid fashion, it knew exactly which destination it would go to for the in-person portion of its competitions. “The one thing with Salt Lake is that I know I can go to (their) team with essentially any idea and they’ll […]

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Breaking Among Sports Added to 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris

The sport of breaking is the eye-popping addition to the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris along with skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing as the International Olympic Committee is working to make the Games more of an urban-based endeavor for athletes. Breaking and sport climbing first appeared as medal events at the 2018 Youth Olympic […]

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Phil Andrews: How USA Weightlifting is Preparing for Tokyo and Beyond

In sports, sometimes it’s ideal for teams to peak at the right time. And USA Weightlifting would appear to be doing just that, especially when it comes to its elite athletes. The U.S. team is coming off its best showing in nearly 30 years at the IWF World Championships and its best showing in 20 years at the Pan Am Games. And the team appears poised to medal again in Tokyo after ending a 16-year drought at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio. Off the field of competition, things are headed in the right direction as well under the leadership of Phil Andrews, who has been CEO since 2016 and has been with the organization since 2013.

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DuPage County to Host 2020 USA Weightlifting National Championships

The Nike USA Weightlifting National Championships powered by Rogue Fitness will return to the Chicago region in 2020, with the event being held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in DuPage County. The tournament, to be staged May 14–17, 2020, will mark the national governing body’s final national championship before its athletes head to the […]

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