Irate Wrestler Chucks Bronze
Sweden's Abrahamian only out for the gold
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2008 1:38 PM CDT
Sweden's Ara Abrahamian shouts at wrestling officials after a contraversial match decision during his 84 kilogram greco-roman wrestling match against Italy's Andrea Minguzzi at the Beijing 2008 Olympics...   (AP Photo/Ed Wray)
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(Newser) – Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian threw his bronze medal to the floor during the ceremony, stormed off, and vowed to quit the sport, the Telegraph reports. "I don't care about this medal. I wanted gold," Abrahamian said. The wrestler had earlier confronted the judges’ over their decision that eventually gave the gold to Andrea Minguzzi, before being restrained by team officials.

"This will be my last match. I wanted to take gold, so I consider this Olympics a failure," said Abrahamian.