Saeid Mohammadpour

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Saeid Mohammadpour
Personal information
Full name Saeid Mohammadpour Karkaragh
Nationality  Iran
Born March 3, 1993 (1993-03-03) (age 24)
Residence Ardabil, Iran
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 105.00 kg (231.49 lb)
Sport
Country  Iran
Sport Weightlifting
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 183 kg (2012, JAR)
  • Clean and jerk: 221 kg (2011)
  • Total: 402 kg (2011)

Saeid Mohammadpourkarkaragh (Persian: سعید محمدپور کرکرق‎‎, born March 3, 1993 in Ardabil, Iran) is an Iranian weightlifter.

Saeid finished fifth in the 2012 London Olympics, but in 2016 after retesting the samples of 2012 Summer Olympics athletes, it was discovered that the top four in his weight class had committed doping. Therefore, he became the gold medalist and Olympic Champion in 94 kg weightlifting category. He is also a bronze medalist at the 2011 World Championships in Paris. [1]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Record (kg) / Rank
Snatch Cl&Jerk Total
Olympic Games
2012 London, United Kingdom 94 kg 183 / 2 219 / 1 402 / 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Championships
2011 Paris, France 94 kg 181 / 4 221 / 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 402 / 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
World Junior Championships
2010 Sofia, Bulgaria 94 kg No mark 187 / 7 No mark
2011 Penang, Malaysia 94 kg 175 / 1st, gold medalist(s) 210 / 1st, gold medalist(s) 385 / 1st, gold medalist(s)
2012 Antigua, Guatemala 94 kg 178 / 1st, gold medalist(s) 215 / 2nd, silver medalist(s) 393 / 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Youth Championships
2009 Chiang Mai, Thailand 85 kg 142 / 2nd, silver medalist(s) 174 / 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 316 / 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilyin wins 94kg gold at weightlifting worlds". mysanantonio.com. 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-12.