Ara Abrahamian

Ara Abrahamian (Armenian Արա Աբրահամյան; born July 27, 1975 in Leninakan ) is a Swedish wrestler with Armenian origin, two-time world champion and silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics Abrahamian wrestles in Greco -Roman style. . The businessman from Stockholm wrestles with the club Spårvägen Stockholm.

Ara Abrahamian began in 1985 with the rings. In 1994 he took part in the European Championships espoir, where he finished seventh. In the 1999 World Cup, he went first for Sweden at the start and finished seventh.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he caused a scandal. He put Dissatisfied with a perceived by him as biased jury's decision in the semifinals after delivery of the bronze medal during this year's ceremony his medal in the middle of the ring and left the hall. Then he said, "I think my defeat in the semi-finals was totally unfair. Show the contentious rules that FILA is not fair. " And" I'm not interested this medal, I wanted Gold "and announced his retirement from active competition. Subsequently him the bronze medal by the IOC was officially stripped of his violation of the Fair Play rule. It was not reassigned.


  • 2000 6th place European Championships in Moscow, GR, to 76kg, inter alia, behind Vyacheslav Makarenko, Belarus and David Manukyan
  • 2000, 6th place, OS in Sydney, GR, to 76kg, after beating Levon Geghamjan, Armenia and Dimitrios Avramis, Greece and defeats Murat Kardanow, Russia and Jin Soo Kim, South Korea
  • 2001 2nd place European Championships in Istanbul, GR, to 76kg, Alexei Mishin behind, Russia and before Nazmi Avluca, Turkey
  • 2001 1st place, World Championships in Patras, GR until 76kg, after victories over Scott Seeley, Canada, Yuri Witt, Uzbekistan, Odelis Herrero, Cuba, Sergio Solo Niki, Greece and Alexei Mishin
  • 2002, 2nd Place, EM in Seinäjoki, GR, to 84kg, after victories over Tonis Naarits, Estonia, Attila Batky, Slovakia, Sandor Bardosi, Hungary and Vyacheslav Makarenko and a defeat against Hamza Yerlikaya, Turkey
  • 2002, 1st place, World Cup in Moscow, GR, to 84kg, after victories over Valdas Sidlauskas, Lithuania, Melonin Noumonvi, France, Hamza Yerlikaya, Levon Geghamjan, Georgia and Alexander Menshikov, Russia
  • 2003, 2nd place, World Cup in Créteil, GR, to 84kg, after victories over Valdas Sidluskas, Mohamad Abd El Fatah, Egypt, Bojan Mijatov, Serbia -Montenegro, Hamza Yerlikaya and Fritz Aanes, Norway and a defeat against Gotcha Ziziaschwili, Israel
  • 2004, Silver Medal, OS in Athens, GR, to 84kg, after beating Shingo Matsumoto, Japan, Attil Batky, Janarbek Kenjajew, Kyrgyzstan and Hamza Yerlikaya and a defeat against Alexei Mishin
  • 2007, 5th place, World Cup in Baku, GR, to 84kg, after beating Andrea Minguzzi, Artur Michalkiewicz, Alim Selimow, Belarus, Zoltan Fodor, Hungary and defeats against Alexei Mishin and Badri Tschasaia, Georgia
  • 2008, 3rd place European Championships in Tampere, GR, to 84kg, after victories over Oleg Schokalow, Russia, Melonin Noumonvi and Andrei Baranowski, Belarus and one defeat against Nazmi Avluca
  • 2008, bronze medal (but known) or OS in Beijing, GR, to 84kg, after beating Jung -Sub Kim, South Korea, Yunior Estrada, Cuba and Denis Forow, Armenia and one defeat against Andrea Minguzzi, the eventual winner from Italy