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The World Weightlifting Championships is an event organised by International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The first competition, held in March 1891.
The 2017 IWF World Championships will be held Nov. 28 – Dec. 5, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This is the first time the event will be held in Anaheim, California.
The Anaheim Convention Center is located in the Anaheim Resort district, centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Anaheim is easily accessible from four nearby airports including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Athletes compete in a total of 15 weight categories (8 for men and 7 for women):
Men categories: 56 kg, 62 kg, 69 kg, 77 kg, 85 kg, 94 kg, 105 kg and +105 kg.
Women categories: 48 kg, 53 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg and +75 kg.