Positional Integrity: Olympic Qualification Explained


In this episode of the PICast, Heavy Metal Barbell’s Sean Rigsby and Alex Aceituno attempt to outline and simplify the Olympic Qualification Process for Weightlifting.



  • Introduction/Thank You and HMB News

  • Summary of the Old Olympic Qualification System

  • The Great Doping Fiasco of 2016

  • Human Development Index and Nations who Dope

  • The IWF’s Olympic Qualification Period

  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze Events

  • Who Gets to Go and Why

  • An Attempt at explaining ROBI Points

  • ROBI Point Multipliers

  • Is the Sport better off?

  • Outro—How to Get in Touch with Us