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Swedish Wrestler Throws Away Bronze Medal at Olympics

Published torsdag 14 augusti 2008 kl 12.18

Sweden’s silver-medal winner of the Athens Olympics, wrestler Ara Abrahamian has won bronze at the Bejein Olympics, but in protest during the prize ceremony itself, he took off the medal, walked to the center of the mat, placed it there and walked out.

He had earlier lost his chance for silver when the judge first gave him a victory over Italian Andrea Minguzzi in the semi-finals, but changed his mind when a referee on the mat claimed the Swede had blocked the Italian giving HIM the winning point instead.

Meanwhile, more Swedish medal hopes have died in several fields at the ongoing summer games.

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