08.14.08 10 years ago 31 Comments

Ordinarily I don't approve of poor sportsmanship, but Swedish Greco Roman wrestler Ara Abrahamian was so righteously badass about his loss in the Olympics that I can't help but be impressed.  Abrahamian lost in the semifinals to eventual gold medal winner Andrea Mignuzzi, but poor officiating led the Swede to verbally abuse the judges before he was dragged away.  But that's not all.  After winning the bronze medal match:

[D]uring the ceremony, Abrahamian took the medal from around his neck, stepped from podium and dropped it in the middle of the mat before storming off.

IOC officials promised a disciplinary hearing, while the victorious Minguzzi said his celebration had been spoiled. "Certainly one can always question decisions made in the course of refereeing, but in sports it is appropriate to show sportsmanship and accept the results," he said.

Oh. no!  Not a disciplinary hearing!  Probably won't be that big of a deal, considering Abrahamian also announced his retirement.  What an absolute pissed-off badass.  After all these stories about international bonding and sportsmanship, it's good to see a good ol'-fashioned "fuck you" that spoils the medal ceremony.  Who doesn't want to bring this guy to a wedding?

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