Sanctioned by the International Weightlifting Federation, the IWF Rogue World Challenge makes its debut at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival. The event will be one of the last Olympic Qualifiers heading into the 2020 Tokyo Games. Top Olympic weightlifters from around the world will be invited to compete on the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage at the Greater Columbus Convention center on Saturday, March 7 from 3-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 from 1-4 p.m.
Approximately 30 men and women from 20 countries will be trying to secure their spots on their country's Olympic team. The competitions will consist of two classic lifts -- the snatch and the clean & jerk. Athletes are nominated to compete based on their World and Olympic points. Lifters are awarded with cash prizes, medals, and Olympic ranking points.