Tokyo Funding (2017-20)

World Class Programme
Athlete Performance Award

Paralympic medals won since introduction of National Lottery funding


Historical Funding












The sport has both men’s and women’s categories, broken down by body weight. The lightest category is up to 41 kg for women and up to 49 kg for men. There are 10 different weight categories for both men and women in total.

Find out more on the British Weightlifting website.

Performance target for 2019: 3 x top 5 & 1 x top 8 (1 athlete per nation) 1-2 medals at Tokyo Qualification Event (IBSA World Games)

  • Patrick Roberts

    Interim Chair

  • Ashley Metcalfe

    Chief Executive

  • Tom Whittaker

    Performance Director


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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland