Thursday, August 14, 2008

3rd best 88kg wrestler in the world is a LOSER!

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Today in Beijing, Swedish wrestler, Ara Abrahamian demonstrated what a loser the third best wrestler in the world can really be. When he was awarded the bronze medal he dropped it and walked off, stating, "I don’t care about this medal. I wanted gold."
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Loserboy continued, “This will be my last match. I wanted to take gold, so I consider this Olympics a failure,” demonstrating that he was not only a poor loser but a quitter too.
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Regardless of whether or not the indignation was justified, I don't figure there's ever been a case where trying to intimidate the judges and throwing a worldwide fit has ever gotten an athlete a higher-level medal. The only thing that this fit positively accomplished was showing that you can get more media attention by behaving badly than you can by being the third best wrestler in the world.
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What a bozo!
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UPDATE: Here's a more in-depth blog post about this Swedish guy and a Japanese competitor and how they reacted to their losses.

3 comments:

  1. I seriously think he's cool for throwing his bronze medal on the floor and quitting. The only part I didn't like was his argument with the judges.

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  2. Poor sportsmanship. And this was his swan song. He's done. I understand that these guys bleed for this stuff. But sometimes that quest can get away from them. If i was there, I hope I'd have the integrity to do differently, but then perhaps I wouldn't. Hopefully he'll learn his lesson and teach the next generation not to do what he did.

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  3. I still want to know the specifics of why he lost his match to the guy who went on to win the gold medal. The only official explanation given was "politics". I still don't think he should've thrown down his bronze or said what he said. He should've just filed an appeal.

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