USA Weightlifting announced on Monday that the 2020 National Championships will return to DuPage County in Illinois. Next year’s National Championships will be a major event since it will be the final major national competition before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The 2020 USA Weightlifting National Championships will run from May 14th through May 17th at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in DuPage County. There is a brief and recent history at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center serving as a host site. In 2017, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center hosted the USA Weightlifting National Championships and most recently the 2019 USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships.
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Pedro Meloni, USA Weightlifting Director of Events and Sponsorships, emphasized how wonderful of a location DuPage and the Westin Lombard is for everyone involved.
“DuPage is convenient for participants traveling to the Chicago area, and it’s great to have the competition just steps away from where participants are staying. We are thrilled that we are returning to DuPage,” Meloni said in the USA Weightlifting press release.
This announcement comes less than a year out from the 2020 National Championships, and Beth Marchetti, the Executive Director of the DuPage CVB and Sports Commission couldn’t be more excited to see USA Weightlifting return.
“On behalf of the nearly one million residents throughout DuPage County, we are thrilled to welcome back USA Weightlifting as they prepare for competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” Marchetti said in USA Weightlifting’s press release.
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Just last week, USA Weightlifting announced the qualifying totals for select 2020 national events. The National University & Under 25 Championships and National Junior Championships qualifying totals remained unchanged from the 2019 totals, however, the National Championships received a handful of changes to the qualifying totals.
On top of the national qualifying totals news, USA Weightlifting also recently announced their 2019 Pan American team. Ten athletes were named to the roster and have a huge opportunity ahead of them to continue to compete for a spot on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team. The Pan American Games are serving as a silver-level qualification event and this event takes place only once every four years during the summer prior to the Olympics.
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