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Competition Rules

AGE GROUPS:

Men:

25-30; 35-39 (transitive); 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; over 90 years.

Women:

20-24; 25-29 (transitive); 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89, over 90 years

WEIGHT CATEGORIES

Men: 60; 65; 70; 75; 80; 85; 90; 95; 100; 105; 110, over 110 kg

Women: 50; 55; 60; 65;70; 75; 80; 85, over 85.

WEIGHTS

Men:

25-34 – 32 kg;

35-44 Ц 24 kg 60-64 Ц 16kg 80-84 Ц 8 kg (only jerk)

45-49 Ц 22 kg 65-69 Ц 14 kg 85-89 Ц 6 kg (only jerk)

50-54 Ц 20 kg 70-74 Ц 12 kg Over 90 Ц 4 kg (only jerk)

55-59 Ц 18 kg 75-79 Ц 10 kg (only jerk)

Women:

20-29 Ц 16 kg;

30-34 Ц 14 kg;

35-44 Ц 12 kg;

45-54 Ц 10 kg;

55-69 Ц 8 kg;

70-74 Ц 6 kg (only jerk)

Over 75 Ц 4kg (only jerk)

TIME REGULATIONS

Men:

35-59 Ц 10 minutes for all exercises. Relay-race Ц 2 minutes

60-69 Ц 5 minutes for all exercises. Relay-race Ц 2 minutes

70-79 Ц 3 minutes for all exercises. Relay-race Ц 2 minutes

Over 80 Ц 2 minutes for all exercises. Relay race Ц 2 minutes.

Women:

25-54 Ц 10 minutes for all exercises. Relay-race Ц 2 minutes

55-69 Ц 5 minutes for all exercise. Relay race Ц 2 minutes

70-79 Ц 3 minutes for all exercises. Relay race Ц 2 minutes.

Over 80 Ц 2 minutes for all exercises, relay-race Ц 2 minutes.

Notes

1. If an athlete drops his weights on the floor, he loses 10 points.

2. Athletes can push weights: in a traditional way, push press or press.

3. While performing long cycle pushes and swinging jerks, one can do it from the sides.

4. Belts, knee-socks and elbow-socks can be used without any limitations.

5. One can rest with weights up, down and on his breast.

6. Fixation: straightening arms is considered fixation. If arms are bent in elbows, the fixation must be visible. The lift is considered to be a completed if the arm is forehead.

7. Weighing: women/men starting from the oldest age groups.

8. The sportsmen are allowed to perform different exercises in different weight groups having being weighed a day before the performance.

Athletes' uniform

Athletes taking part in the European and World Championship should possess neat and clean sports uniform: wrestler's or weightlifter's tights, T-shirt or vest, shorts, weightlifter's shoes, trainers, sport shoes. T-shirts or vests should have the symbol of the team (country). Russian athletes may have "USSR" symbols on their uniform (for Russian Federation is the legal successor of the USSR). Athletes not abiding by these regulations will not be admitted to the competition.

Belts, knee socks, elbow socks and wrist socks can be used at will without any limitations. Belts should be worn over the uniform. It is not allowed to rest elbows on belts and weights on your shoulders while performing, as well as use gum or colophony.

At the opening, closing and awarding ceremonies athletes should be wearing the above mentioned uniform. Any breech of the uniform or absence at ceremonies will be considered а serious breech of competition rules, for which athletes will be disqualified from the Championship.

Admission to the competition

Admission should be possible after the proper application made in time, upon the passport presented, with the national uniform and the original medical insurance, after being weighed during the assigned period.