Saeid Alihosseini

Saeid Alihosseini (Persian: سعيد علی حسينی‎, born 2 February 1988) is a former Iranian super heavyweight weightlifter.

Saeed Alihosseini
Saeid Alihosseini 2018.jpg
Alihosseini at the 2018 Asian Games
Personal information
Native nameسعید علی‌حسینی
NationalityIranian
Born (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 32)
ResidenceArdabil, Iran
EducationPh.D. in sports physiology[1]
Alma materUniversity of Mohaghegh Ardabili[1]
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight166.50 kg (367 lb)[2]
Sport
Country Iran
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)+109 kg
Coached byMohammad Hossein Barkhah[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 208 kg (2018)
  • Clean and jerk: 251 kg (2017)
  • Total: 456 kg (2018)
2018 Asian Games podium, Left-right: Alihosseini, Salimi, Djangabaev

Weightlifting careerEdit

Doping banEdit

Saeid had failed two doping tests in 2006 and October 2009;[3] the latter was originally a lifetime ban, but was reduced upon first appeal to 12 years.[4] 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.[5]

World ChampionshipsEdit

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[6] Saeid won the silver medal.[7]

In 2018 Saeid was originally going to compete at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships, but an injury forced him to withdraw from the competition.[8][9]

RetirementEdit

In November 2019, Alihosseini announced his retirement from the sport after losing hope of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.[10]

ResultsEdit

Major results:[2][11][12]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
World Championships
2017   Anaheim, United States +105 kg 203 203 203   236 243 251   454  
Asian Games
2018   Jakarta, Indonesia +105 kg 201 201 208 1 240 248 254 3 456  
Asian Championships
2005   Dubai, United Arab Emirates +105 kg 171 5 -- -- -- --
2019   Ningbo, China +109 kg 170 180 189 9 201 220 233 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  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Alihosseini Saeid". en.asiangames2018.id. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b IWF.net. "Alihosseini Saeid IRI".
  3. ^ IWF.net. "Doping Sanctions". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ ESPN. "Saeid Ali-Hosseini ban cut to 12 years". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ Inside The Games. "Exclusive: Iranian weightlifter says he was inspired by Justin Gatlin after podium finish following eight year ban". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  6. ^ IWF.net. "Rio 2016 Olympic champion Talakhadze is the superheavyweight world champion". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  7. ^ Tehran Times. "Iran's weightlifter Alihosseini wins silver after eight-year doping ban". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  8. ^ Tehran Times. "Saeid Alihosseini misses 2018 IWF World Championships". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  9. ^ BarBend. "Saeid Alihosseini not attending 2018 IWF World Championships". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Saeid Alihosseini (+109kg) announces retirement from weightlifting". barbend.com.
  11. ^ "Hosseini Saeid Ali". iwrp.net.
  12. ^ "9th seniur - 6th Junior Men & Women Asian Interclub Weightlifting championship". Archived from the original on 2012-05-18.