After Ara Abrahamian’s refusal to accept bronze medal,this is another big scandal happened at the Olympic Games in Beijing,China
Disputing the Swedish referee’s decision during the bronze medal Tae Kwon Do match, Cuban Ángel Matos kicked the ref in the face resulting in a lifetime ban for Matos and his unapologetic coach.
Matos was winning, 3-2, in the second round, when he fell to the mat after being hit by his opponent, Kazakhstan’s Arman Chilmanov. He remained there, awaiting medical attention, when he was disqualified for taking too much injury time. Fighters get one minute, and Matos was disqualified when his time ran out.
Medal-dropping Abrahamian was right, said CAS
(Xinhua) — Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler Ara Abrahamian who was stripped of Olympic bronze medal for dropping it in disgust on the mat during the victory ceremony had the right to be angry, according to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Abrahamian complained to CAS that his penalty in the semifinal of men’s Greco-Roman 84kg bout on Aug. 14 against Andrea Minguzzi of Italy, who finally won the gold, wasn’t assessed until after the bout was over.
The International Federation of Wrestling (FILA), the governing body of world wrestling, then denied Abrahamian’s coach’s request for a video review and refused to consider a protest.
Silver medallist in Athens 2004 Games Abrahamian, 28, was stopped from going after referees following his loss. He stormed away from the mixed-zone and punched a door to the dressing room.
Armenian team finilized its participation at the Olympic games with the six bronze medal. Last bronze came from boxer Hrachya Javakhyan!!! One bronze per each half-milion people in Armenia:)
The table below shows all armenian medalists.
Men’s Light (60kg) Boxing.
Today, Javakhyan Hrachik proceed to semi-final,hence we will have at least one more bronze:)))) But,why bronze? Why not silver or gold?
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Abrahamian was punished by the International Olympic Committee for violating the spirit of fair play during the medal ceremony, becoming the fourth athlete kicked out of the Games and bringing the number of medals removed to three.
“The disciplinary commission is looking into this,” said IOC spokeswoman Emmanuelle Moreau. “They are in touch with the international federation to get all the facts.”
The Swede, who came third in the 84kg Greco-Roman category, dumped his medal on the floor after receiving it during the ceremony and strode off in protest.
Abrahamian was angered by the judges’ decision to award his semi-final clash to eventual winner, Andrea Minguzzi.
We,armenians,now have winner of the Olympic games! He represents Ukraine,but anyway,our congrats to this guy!
Men’s 50m Rifle Prone Final
1.AYVAZIAN ARTUR (UKRAINE)!!!!!!!!!!
Furthermore,bronze age of armenian team continues:)
The fifth bronze in the Olympic Games. And Armenia rest as a leader by number of medals per population
Weightlifting Men’s 85 kg Group A
3.Tigran V. Martirosyan(Armenia)-382 KG