Saeid Alihosseini (Persian: سعيد علی حسينی, born 2 February 1988) is a former Iranian super heavyweight weightlifter.
Alihosseini at the 2018 Asian Games
|Native name||سعید علیحسینی|
|Born||2 February 1988|
|Education||Ph.D. in sports physiology|
|Alma mater||University of Mohaghegh Ardabili|
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||166.50 kg (367 lb)|
|Coached by||Mohammad Hossein Barkhah|
|Achievements and titles|
Saeid had failed two doping tests in 2006 and October 2009; the latter was originally a lifetime ban, but was reduced upon first appeal to 12 years. In 2011, after it was discovered that his coach (who had been banned himself) was doping his athletes without their knowledge, the ban was reduced to eight years.
In 2017 he was eligible to return to international competition, and competed at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships. He won bronze medals in the snatch and clean & jerk, and after his teammate Behdad Salimi had his final clean and jerk overturned by the jury Saeid won the silver medal.
In November 2019, Alihosseini announced his retirement from the sport after losing hope of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|2017||Anaheim, United States||+105 kg||203||236||243||251||454|
|2018||Jakarta, Indonesia||+105 kg||201||208||1||240||248||3||456|
|2005||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||+105 kg||171||5||--||--||--||--|
|2019||Ningbo, China||+109 kg||170||9||201||220||6||390||8|
|World Junior Championships|
|2006||Hangzhou, China||+105 kg||181||215||396|
|Asian Junior Championships|
|2008||Jeonju, South Korea||+105 kg||206 JWR||245 JWR||451 JWR|
|Asian Interclub Championship|
|2008||Goyang, South Korea||+105 kg||200||242||442|
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