Meanwhile in Iran …
29 year old Saeid Alihosseini is back lifting big weights.
While at a training camp with the national team he snatched 210kg and clean and jerked 250kg.
After originally being banned for life for failing two doping test, his penalty was changed to a 12 year suspension.
And it seems his suspension has been further reduced to 8 years (even though IWF still lists it at 12 years on the sanctioned athletes page). Anybody know what’s up with that?
Anyway I heard the 8 year thing mentioned a while ago and now the Iranian press also seems to be on board with it. If it is 8 years, his ban ends October 24, 2017. So it seems like is on track to compete at worlds 2017.
Saeid Alihosseini 210kg Snatch
He still holds all junior world records:
- 206kg Snatch
- 245kg Clean & Jerk (Simon recently came close to breaking the record)
- 451kg Total
which were all set at the 2008 Asian Junior Championships in Jeonju, South Korea.