The Olympics bring out the best and the worst in competition. Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian accepted his bronze medal after his wrestling match, and then walked off the podium in disgust, leaving his medal on the wrestling mat. Click here for the video from LiveLeak. Ara and his coach are blaming “politics” for the reason that he lost his shot at gold. His only comment to reporters was punching an aluminum barricade with his first as he exited the gymnasium.
He received a silver medal the Athens Olympics in 2004 and has dedicated the last 8 years of his life to wrestling. If he feels like he got robbed, throwing a temper tantrum is not the most mature way to display his emotions, but you can’t blame the guy. By training his butt of for the Olympics, he’s earned the right to be frustrated. We’re looking forward to see what the IOC is going to say about this. Bueller, anyone, anyone?