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August 14, 2008 2:10 PM

Swedish Wrestler Throws Down Medal, Needs Nap

Yahoo! reports that Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian won the bronze in 84 kg Greco-Roman Wrestling - great accomplishment, right? Apparently Ara doesn't agree.

First, after a controversial semi-final loss to Italian wrestler Andrea Minguzzi, Abrahamian had to be restrained by teammates as he yelled at the referee and judges. Then, after he was presented his bronze, he stepped off the podium, dropped the medal in the middle of the mat and walked off, later stating, "I don’t care about this medal. I wanted gold."

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Abrahamian then complained he was cranky, and was handed a juice box before taking his nap.

UPDATE: Watch the video.
(H/T: Fourth Place Medal)

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