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Jacob Rowell
08-17-2011, 07:40 AM
I'm hosting an olympic weightlifting competition this fall with the help of some experienced coaches. I'm shy a women's competition bar, but a friend has offered to loan us a York Elite 15kg bar.

Searching comes up with:

http://www.yorkstrength.com/product.asp?prodId=18&name=York+Elite+Competition+Bar

Where it says "These specifications are that of the International Weightlifting Federation".

Obviously, the link I found is for the men's bar, but is there any way to find out if this bar is legitimate for competition use? I don't see the normal IWF sticker on it, but I suppose that isn't to say it was removed at any point, or wore off depending on placement.

Tom Taylor
08-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Hi Jacob,

It looks like the site you linked to is the U.K. York Site. Here is the link to the U.S. site www.yorkbarbell.com and the women's version of the bar you mentioned is the: 2010MM Women's Elite Competition Olympic Bar (15KG - 25MM)
Item #32001 (http://yorkbarbell.com/CommercialProducts.php?ProductType=Bars%20/%20Collars&Category=Elite%20Olympic%20Bars&ProductID=76)

York is not listed as a licensed bar manufacturer on IWF.net so I guess it depends on the scope of your competition.

Hope this helps.

Tom