In October, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) finalized an 8th bodyweight category for women. The new 90kg weight class creates an equal number of weight categories between men and women.

USA Weightlifting (USAW) has released the new 90kg American Record standards heading into the 2016 American Open coming up next month in Orlando, Florida. Here is what the athletes will be gunning for…

American Senior Women
Snatch: 110kg
Clean & Jerk: 142kg
Total: 251kg

American Junior Women
Snatch: 102kg
Clean & Jerk: 132kg
Total: 232kg

USAW used historical data to “predict” where the best 90kg lifters will be once the athletes adapt to the new weight standard. The full analysis completed by David Meltzer and Les Simonton to set the new standards can be read here.

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