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INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION REFEREES' EXAMINATION


1. The length of the men’s bar is:

  1. 2220 mm
  2. 2200 mm
  3. 2210 mm

2. The distance between the inside collars is:

  1. 1320 mm
  2. 1300 mm
  3. 1310 mm

3. The diameter of the women’s bar is:

  1. 28 mm
  2. 30 mm
  3. 25 mm

4. The colour of a 20 kg discs is:

  1. red
  2. yellow
  3. blue

5. The diameter of the largest disc is:

  1. 460 mm
  2. 450 mm
  3. 400 mm

6. Each side of the competition platform measures:

  1. 4 metres
  2. 10 metres
  3. 6 metres

7. 

  1. The referees adjudicate the lifts performed by the athletes.
  2. The jury adjudicates the lifts performed by the athletes.
  3. The centre referee adjudicates the lifts performed by the athletes.

8. The minimum increase between the first and second attempt is:

  1. 5 kg
  2. 2.5 kg
  3. 0.5 kg

9. The maximum width of a lifter's belt is:

  1. 100 mm
  2. 120 mm
  3. 110 mm

10. The maximum width of skin that can be covered on the wrists with a bandage is:

  1. 300 mm
  2. 100 mm
  3. 200 mm

11. The maximum width of skin that can be covered on the knees with a bandage is:

  1. 300 mm
  2. 100 mm
  3. 400 mm

12. At the knees, the maximum length of a bandage is:

  1. 1 mm
  2. 3 mm
  3. no limit

13. Bandages may be worn:

  1. on the wrists
  2. on the elbows
  3. on the shins

14. The weigh-in of each bodyweight category begins:

  1. 2 hours and 15 minutes before the start of the competition
  2. 1 hour and 45 minutes before the start of the competition
  3. 2 hours before the start of the competition

15. The weigh-in lasts:

  1. 1 hour
  2. 2 hours
  3. 2 hours and 15 minutes

16. The bodyweight list is published:

  1. after the competition
  2. after all competitors have been weighed
  3. 2 hours after the start of the weigh-in

17. 

  1. At least two of the appointed referees verify the bodyweight that the Competition Secretary records.
  2. The centre referee operates the scale and the two referees verify with him or her the bodyweight that the Competition secretary records.
  3. All three referees operate the scale and verify the bodyweight that the Competition secretary records.

18. The competitors are called to the weigh-in room:

  1. according to their best result
  2. according to the progression of their lot number
  3. according to the time of their arrival at the competition venue

19. A lifter who is too heavy at the weigh-in:

  1. may compete in the next higher category
  2. is not allowed to be weighed again
  3. cannot compete in the next higher category

20. During the time allocated for the weigh-in:

  1. only the competitors which are under or over the limits of the category may return two times to make the weight
  2. only the competitors which are under or over the limits of the category may return as many times as required to make the weight
  3. only the competitors which are under or over the limits of the category may return three times to make the weight

21.

  1. Only 2 competitors from the same country can enter the same bodyweight category.
  2. Only 1 competitor from a country can enter a category.
  3. Only 3 competitors from the same country can enter the same bodyweight category

22. A record is valid only if it exceeds the previous one by:

  1. 2.5 kg
  2. 500 grammes
  3. 50 grammes

23.

  1. A lifter lifts the barbell 10 cm from the platform and replaces it on the platform, there are 30 seconds left, he or she cannot try the lift again.

  2. A lifter lifts the barbell 10 cm from the platform and replaces it on the platform, there are 30 seconds left, he or she can try the lift again.
  3. A lifter lifts the barbell approximately 15 cm from the platform and replaces it on the platform, there are 30 seconds left, he or she cannot try the lift again.

24. There are four (4) factors to take in consideration in the order of calling of the competitors:

    • the weight of the barbell
    • the number of the attempt
    • the lot number of the competitor
    • the progression (the difference in kg between the previous attempt and the requested attempt)
    • the number of the attempt
    • the weight of the barbell
    • the age of the competitor
    • the progression (the difference in kg between the previous attempt and the requested attempt)
    • the weight of the barbell
    • the number of the attempt
    • the bodyweight category
    • the progression (the difference in kg between the previous attempt and the requested attempt).

25. After the snatch competition:

  1. there is a 15 minutes break to allow the athletes to warm up for the clean and jerk
  2. there is a 10 minutes break to allow the athletes to warm up for the clean and jerk
  3. there is a 5 minutes break to allow the athletes to warm up for the clean and jerk

26.

  1. One minute and a half (90 seconds) is allowed to each competitor

    between the calling of his or her name and the beginning of the attempt.

  2. One minute (60 seconds) is allowed to each competitor between the calling of his or her name and the beginning of the attempt.
  3. Two minutes (120 seconds) are allowed to each competitor between the calling of his or her name and the beginning of the attempt.

27. When a competitor attempts two lifts in succession, he or she is:

  1. allowed 3 minutes for the succeeding attempt
  2. allowed 2 minutes for the succeeding attempt
  3. allowed 4 minutes for the succeeding attempt

28.

  1. Competitors or their coach cannot change their decision about the decline of an attempt or withdrawal from the competition once it has been

    officially announced.

  2. Competitors or their coach can change their decision about the decline of an attempt or the withdrawal from the competition once it has been officially announced.
  3. Competitors or their coach can change their decision about the decline of an attempt or the withdrawal from the competition after 30 seconds.

29.

  1. An attempt is valid when during the execution of a lift, the athlete

    comes near the edge of the platform and touches the area outside the platform with any part of the body.

  2. An attempt is valid when during the execution of a lift, the athlete comes near the edge of the platform, the shoes hang over the edge of the platform for about 5 cm without touching the outside area.
  3. An attempt is valid when during the execution of a lift, the athlete comes near the edge of the platform and touches the outside area with one shoe.

30. If a competitor cannot fully stretch an elbow due to an anatomical deformation, he or she must:

  1. report it to the three referees and the jury before the start of the
  2. report it to the technical controller before the start of the competition
  3. report it to the jury before the start of the competition

31. A competitor who uses a lubricant on the thighs:

  1. is disqualified
  2. does not have the right to compete
  3. is ordered to remove it

32. After the referees signal to lower the barbell, the competitor may release the

grip on the bar when:

  1. the bar has passed the level of the knees
  2. the bar has passed the level of the waist
  3. the bar as passed the level of the shins

33. During the removal of a lubricant:

  1. the jury decides if the clock goes on or not
  2. the clock goes on
  3. the technical controller decides if the clock goes on or not

34. The minimum age to participate in the Junior World Championships is:

  1. 15 years
  2. 14 years
  3. 17 years

35.

  1. there can be a connection between a wrist bandage and an albow bandage
  2. there can be a connection between a wrist bandage and the finger bandages
  3. there cannot be any connection between a wrist bandage and the finger bandages.

36. When a competitor wishes to increase or decrease the weight which he or she originally selected, the competitor or his or her coach must:

  1. notify the officials (marshals) before the final call
  2. notify the officials (marshals) 1 minute before the final call
  3. notify the officials (marshals) 30 seconds before the final call

37. During the course of the competition and after a first warning, the jury:

  1. cannot replace any referee whose decisions prove him or her to be incompetent
  2. the president of the jury may replace any referee whose deci sions prove him or her to be incompetent
  3. the jury, by unanimous vote, can replace any referee whose decisions prove him or her to be incompetent

38. When 2 or more competitors obtain the same result at a competi tion where they registered at the same body weight:

  1. the competitor who has more successful attempts in the course of the competition is classified before the other one(s)
  2. the competitor who reached the result earlier in the course of the competition is classified before the other one(s)
  3. a competitor who has a smaller lot number is classified before the other one(s)

39. At Olympic Games and World Championships, the juries are com posed of:

  1. 5 Continental Federation Presidents
  2. 6 members each
  3. 5 members each

40.

  1. All members of a jury must be international category 1 referees.

  2. Some of the jury members may be international category 1 referees, the others may be category 2.
  3. All members of a jury must be international referees.

41. 

  1. The jury cannot change the decisions of the referees.

  2. The jury can change the decisions of the referees.
  3. The jury can influence the decisions of the referees.

42.

  1. The jury cannot replace a referee.

  2. The jury can replace a referee.
  3. The jury does not have the right to replace a referee during the course of a competition.

43. A mistake in refereeing can be made involuntarily. In such a case:

  1. the referee is allowed to explain his decision
  2. the jury can change the decision of the referees 
  3. the President of the jury can change the decision of the referees

44.

  1. Two members of a jury can be from the same country.

  2. All members of a jury must be from different countries.
  3. All members of a jury can be from the same country.

45.

  1. Zero in the snatch does not eliminate a competitor from the ñompetition. He or she is allowed to continue in the jerk.
  2. Zero in the snatch eliminates a competitor from the competition. He or she is not allowed to continue in the jerk.
  3. Zero in the snatch eliminates a competitor from the competition.

46. During the competitions, the referees must wear the IWF uniform:

  1. light blue jacket, white shirt, IWF tie, yellow trousers (or skirt for women) and the IWF badge on the breast pocket of the jacket
  2. blue jacket, white shirt, IWF tie, black trousers (or skirt for women) and the IWF badge on the breast pocket of the jacket 
  3. dark blue jacket, white shirt, IWF tie, gray trousers (or skirt for women) and the IWF badge on the breast pocket of the jacket

47. In hot weather:

  1. the president of the jury decides if the referees can remove their jacket
  2. the technical controller decides if the referees can remove their jacket
  3. it is not allowed to work without a jacket

48.

  1. During the course of the competition, the referees must not receive documents concerning the progress of the competition. They must abstain from any comment.

  2. and applied ent.
  3. During the course of the competition, the referees can receive documents concerning the progress of the competition.

49.

  1. The President of the jury is responsible to check the correct outfit of the athletes.
  2. The President of the Technical Committee is responsible to check the correct outfit of the athletes.
  3. The technical controller is responsible to check the correct outfit of the athletes.

50.

  1. The duty of the jury is to ensure that the technical rules are being followed.
  2. The duty of the Technical Committee is to ensure that the technical rules are followed and applied.
  3. The duty of the Organising Committee is to ensure that the technical rules are followed and applied.

51. After the competition:

  1. the referees must sign the official score sheets, protocols, record certificates, etc.
  2. the president of the jury signs the official score sheets, protocols, record certificates, etc.
  3. the technical controller signs the official score sheets, protocols, record certificates, etc.

52. The centre referee is seated:

  1. 6 metres from the front of the platform
  2. 5 metres from the front of the platform
  3. 4 metres from the front of the platform

53. In the event of a failure in the electronic referee system and in competitions where it is not available:

  1. the lights can be substituted by small red or white flags
  2. the lights can be substituted by small red and green flags
  3. the competition must be stopped

54. When a competitor, fixing the weight, fails to place his feet parallel to his trunk and does not correct his position:

  1. the referees push the red “down” button
  2. the referees push the white “down” button
  3. the referees don't push any button

55. In a competition in which no technical controller is appointed:

  1. the president of the Technical Committee performs the duties of the technical controller
  2. the president of the jury performs the duties of the technical controller
  3. the referees perform the duties of the technical controller

56. The competition platform, the barbell, the scales, the electronic referee system, the time clock, the warm-up area and the other facilities are checked by:

  1. the technical controller
  2. the centre referee
  3. the president of the jury

57.

  1. The socks may cover the knee bandages.

  2. The socks cannot cover the knee bandages.
  3. The socks are not permitted in competition.

58. When the electronic referee system is not being used, should one of the side referees see a serious fault during the execution of a lift, e.g. during the clean for a jerk:

  1. must raise an arm to call attention to the fault
  2. the president of the jury stops the lift
  3. the referee can stop the lift

59. Uneven or incomplete extension of the arms at the finish of a lift:

  1. is a mistake
  2. is not a mistake
  3. is permitted

60. A pause during the extension of the arms:

  1. is allowed
  2. is a fault
  3. is permitted during the execution of the jerk

61. When a lifter is called but fails to appear on the platform within his or her allocated time:

  1. the referees must tell the jury
  2. the referees must stop the clock
  3. the referees must give “NO LIFT”

62. After the referees signal to lower the barbell, the lifter must:

  1. lower it in front of the body and not let it drop either deliberately or accidentally
  2. lower it behind the body
  3. lower it and drop it deliberately just in the middle of the platform

63. During the course of the competition, a referee must:

  1. attempt to be in accordance with the decisions of the other referees
  2. not attempt to influence the decisions of the other referees
  3. attempt to be in concordance with the president of the jury

64. To operate the visual and audible “DOWN” signal:

  1. one of the three referees must give his decision “GOOD LIFT” or “NO LIFT”
  2. two of the three referees must give an identical decision, “GOOD LIFT” or “NO LIFT”
  3. the three referees must give an identical decision “GOOD LIFT” or “NO LIFT”

65. Placing the bar on the chest before turning the elbows:

  1. is an incorrect movement
  2. is a correct movement
  3. it is a correct movement when the lifter places the bar on the chest before turning the arms

66. Any apparent effort of jerking which is not completed. This includes lowering the body or bending the knees:

  1. is an incorrect movement
  2. is a correct movement
  3. is a correct movement if the athlete tries only once to lower the body or bend the knees

67. Pulling from the hang:

  1. is permitted in the clean
  2. is permitted in the snatch
  3. is an incorrect movement

68. Bending or extending the arms during the recovery :

  1. is allowed some times
  2. is an incorrect movement
  3. is allowed only in the jerk

69.

  1. Touching the platform with one knee is a correct movement.

  2. Touching the platform with the knees during the clean is a correct movement.
  3. Touching the platform with any part of the body other than the feet is an incorrect movement.

70. Finishing with a press out:

  1. is a correct movement in the snatch
  2. is a correct movement in the jerk
  3. is an incorrect movement

71.

  1. The lifter can drop the barbell 2 seconds after the referees' signal.

  2. The lifter cannot drop the barbell after the referees' signal.
  3. The lifter can drop the barbell if he or she cannot fix the weight.

72.

  1. Touching the thighs or the knees with the elbows or the upper arms is an incorrect movement.
  2. Touching the thighs or the knees with the elbows is incorrect but it is correct to touch with the upper arms.
  3. Touching the thighs or the knees with the upper arms is incorrect but it is correct to touch with the elbows.

73. There are 8 bodyweight categories for men, juniors and seniors

  1. 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105 and +105 kg
  2. 52, 56, 60, 67,5, 75, 92.5, 90 and +90 kg
  3. 60, 67.5, 75, 82.5, 90, 100, 110 and +110 kg

74. The age for juniors is up to and including:

  1. 20 years
  2. 18 years
  3. 15 years

75. There are 7 categories for women, juniors and seniors

  1. 54, 59, 64, 70, 76, 83 and +83 kg
  2. 48, 52, 56, 60, 67.5, 73 and +73 kg
  3. 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75 and +75 kg

76.

  1. Before starting the jerk, any deliberate oscillation of the bar to gain advantage is forbidden. The athlete and the bar must become motionless.
  2. Before starting the clean, any deliberate oscillation of the bar to gain advantage is forbidden. The athlete and the bar must become motionless.
  3. Before starting the snatch, any deliberate oscillation of the bar to gain advantage is forbidden. The athlete and the bar must become motionless.

77. The colour of the 10 kg discs is:

  1. yellow
  2. green
  3. white

78. When finishing a lift:

  1. it is permitted to the athlete to touch the head with the bar
  2. it is not permitted to the athlete to touch the head with the bar
  3. it is permitted to the athlete to touch the head with the bar if they advise the referees before the lift

79. Failing to replace the complete barbell on the platform i.e. the complete barbell must touch the platform first:

  1. is an incorrect movement
  2. is a correct movement
  3. is a correct movement if the athletes drops the barbell in front of the platform

80. The referees give the “DOWN” signal:

  1. 2 seconds after the lifter becomes motionless in all parts of the body
  2. 1 second after the lifter becomes motionless in all parts of the body
  3. as soon as the lifter becomes motionless in all parts of the body

81. The technique known as “hooking”:

  1. is not permitted
  2. is permitted
  3. is permitted only in the clean and jerk

82. The apparatus that gives the visual and audible “DOWN” signal is:

  1. located in the warm-up area
  2. located on the left side of the competition platform
  3. is placed on a stand in front of the competition platform

83. After the visible an audible “DOWN” signal and before the decision lights operate:

  1. the referees have 2 seconds to reverse their decision
  2. the referees cannot reverse their decision
  3. the referees have 3 seconds to reverse their decision

84.

  1. The president of the jury cannot call one of the referees to the jury table.
  2. The General Secretary of the IWF can call one of the referees to the jury table.
  3. The president of the jury can call one of the referees to the jury table.

85. If a referee sees a mistake during the execution of a lift:

  1. he or she must immediately press the red button
  2. he or she must immediately press the white button
  3. he or she must rise his or her hand and say “down”

86. The scale certificate accompanying the scales must not be older than:

  1. 3 years at the date of the competition
  2. 2 years at the date of the competition
  3. 1 year at the date of the competition

87. The timing device is controlled and operated by:

  1. the president of the jury
  2. a qualified official
  3. the assistant General Secretary

88.

  1. An athlete cannot change the width of the grip.

  2. An athlete can change the width of the grip.
  3. An athlete can change the width of the grip during the execution of the lifts.

89. The bar must weigh:

  1. 20 kg
  2. 25 kg
  3. 30 kg

90. The length of the wrist bandages must be:

  1. 1 metre
  2. 2 metres
  3. there is no limit on the length of these bandages

91. In championships, a technical conference is held:

  1. 1 day before the 1st competition
  2. 2 days before the 1st competition
  3. after the press conference

92. During the competition, the correct uniform of the referees is checked by:

  1. the technical controller
  2. the General Secretary of the IWF
  3. the President of the IWF

93.

  1. The technical controller cannot collect the referees' inspection forms from the table of the jury at the end of the competition.
  2. The technical controller collects the referees' inspection forms from the table of the jury at the end of the competition.
  3. The president of the jury collects the referees' inspection forms from the table of the jury at the end of the competition.

94.

  1. During the competition, only the coach or loaders can move the barbell to a new position on the platform.
  2. During the competition, only the centre referee can move the barbell to a new position on he platform.
  3. During the competition, only the lifter can move the barbell to a new position on the platform.

95. During the competition, the application of additional plasters is authorized by:

  1. the centre referee
  2. the technical controller
  3. the doctor on duty

96.

  1. 2 referees from the same country can be selected to adjudicate in the same category.
  2. 3 referees from the same country can be selected to adjudicate in the same category.
  3. Only 1 referee per country can be selected to adjudicate in one category.

97.

  1. During their practical examination, the candidates must referee at least 200 attempts.
  2. During their practical examination, the candidates must referee at least 100 attempts, this includes uncompleted as well as completed attempts.
  3. During their practical examination, the candidates must referee at least 100 attempts plus uncompleted attempts.

98. Candidates who fail at the examination must wait:

  1. 2 years before taking the examination again.
  2. 1 year before taking the examination again.
  3. 6 months before taking the examination again.

99. The results of each candidate are calculated from the completed attempts. For category 1 referees, the result must be:

  1. 97 %
  2. 95 %
  3. 90 %

100.

  1. At the closing ceremonies for World Championships, the IWF General Secretary replies to the speech and declares the Championships closed.
  2. At the closing ceremonies for World Championships, the President of the organising federation replies to the speech and declares the Championships closed.
  3. At the closing ceremonies for World Championships, the President of the IWF replies to the speech and declares the Championships closed.


ANSWERS FOR THE IWF REFEREES' EXAMINATION

To be promoted, the candidates must obtain the following notes:

For category 1: 90 %

For category 2: 85 %

NOTE: a good answer is worth 1 point (1 %)

 Q. A.  Q.  A.  Q.  A.  Q.  A.
1. b  26. b  51. b  76. a 
 2. c   27. b  52. c   77. b
 3. c   28. a   53. a   78. b
 4. c   29. b  54. c   79. a 
 5. b  30. a   55. c   80. c 
6. a   31. c   56. a   81. b
  7. a   32. b  57. b  82. c 
8. b  33. b  58. a   83. c 
  9. b  34. a   59. a   84. c 
 10. b  35. b  60. b  85. a 
 11. a   36. a   61. c   86. c 
 12. c   37. c   62. a   87. b
 13. a   38. b  63. b  88. b
 14. c   39. c   64. b  89. a 
 15. a   40. a   65. a   90. c 
 16. b  41. b  66. a   91. a 
 17. a   42. b  67. c   92. a 
 18. b  43. a   68. b  93. b
 19. c   44. b  69. c   94. c 
 20. b  45. a   70. c   95. c 
 21. a   46. c   71. b  96. c 
 22. b  47. a   72. a   97. b
 23. b  48. a   73. a   98. c 
 24. a   49. c   74. a   99. b
 25. b  50. a   75. c   100. c 


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