The last great (international) Olympic weightlifting event of 2019 is happening this week in Lima, Peru, and you can watch it all from the comfort of your own home.
The IWF Grand Prix ODESUR CSLP 2019 will be held at the Eduardo Dibos Coliseum in the city’s San Borja District, where ninety-seven athletes from around the world will compete for cash prizes and potential spots on their nations’ Olympic teams.
How to Watch the 2019 IWF Grand Prix
There are three methods to pick:
- The Federación Peruana de Levantamiento de Pesas — the Peruvian Weightlifting Federation — is streaming all of the action live from their official Facebook page.You can watch it all happen at this Facebook link.
- Team USA reports that the Olympic Channel should also be streaming the event here.
- PanAm Sports Channel is streaming it here as well.
When Is the 2019 IWF Grand Prix?
This week: Friday November 8, Saturday November 9, and Sunday November 10. The official schedule has been shuffled around a couple of times, but we’re quite certain these are the final times (note that Lima time is the same as Eastern Standard Time in the United States):
-61kg Male athletes: 11am – 12:30pm
-49kg Female athletes: 1pm – 3pm
-67kg Male athletes: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
-55kg Female athletes: 6pm – 8pm
-64kg Female athletes: 10:30am – 12:30pm
-73kg Male athletes: 1pm – 2:30pm
-81kg Male athletes: 3pm – 4:30pm
-76kg Female athletes: 5pm – 6:30pm
-96kg Male athletes: 11am – 1pm
-87kg Female athletes: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Closing Ceremony: 5:30pm – 9pm
Who’s Competing at the IWF Grand Prix?
We’ve listed all ninety-seven athletes competing in our preview of the Grand Prix here. Standouts include :
- Junior world record holder CJ Cummings (-73kg, USA)
- Pan American record holder Alyssa Ritchey (-49kg, USA)
- 2016 Olympic champion Kianoush Rostami (-96kg, Iran) Edit: Rostami doesn’t seem to be turning up.
- Junior world record holder Adkhamjon Ergashev (-67kg, Uzbekistan)
- Rio medalist Luis Mosquera (-67kg, Colombia)
- Four-time Olympian Oscar Figueroa (-73kg, Colombia) Edit: He’s no longer competing.
- 2017 World Champion Loredana-Elena Toma (-64kg, Romania)
This is the big leagues. We can’t wait to see the weights fly on Friday.
Featured image via @tomaloredanaelena on Instagram.