Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) gold medallist Kumushkhon Fayzullaeva will be among those vying for glory at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships with the event due to begin in Las Vegas tomorrow.
The 17-year-old Uzbek won the women's 63 kilograms title in Argentina's capital and will contest the 64kg category at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, where action is scheduled to take place through to March 15.
Five other athletes who stood on the podium at Buenos Aires 2018 feature on the entry list made up of more than 200 participants from nearly 50 countries.
Silver medallists Neama Said Fahmi Said of Egypt and Dilara Narin of Turkey will compete in the women's 59kg and 76kg divisions respectively.
Among the three bronze medallists are Romania's Mihaela Valentina Cambei and Turkey's Nida Karasakal, both women's 49kg competitors.
Saudi Arabia's Ali Yousef Alothman completes the trio and will strive for success in the men's 89kg category.
Lifters at the IWF Youth World Championships competed across 14 categories up until 2016.
This increased to 16 in 2017 and, for the first time ever, there will be 20 this year.
While YOG athletes only receive medals for their overall results, those at the IWF Youth World Championships will also be rewarded for their snatch and clean and jerk results.
The IWF Youth World Championships were first held in 2009 and are organised annually, with the exception of YOG years.
The 2019 edition will be the eighth in all.
"Since the last Youth Worlds in 2017, many of the young athletes grew into the junior age group, therefore we expect to see many new youth world champions in Vegas," the IWF said in a statement.