Awkward wrestling moments

Few sports throw you in closer proximity to your opponent than wrestling. Here are some awkward close-ups of Olympic wrestlers, past and present.

Ara Abrahamian, Theodoros Tounousidis

Ara Abrahamian, red, of Sweden and Theodoros Tounousidis of Greece compete in men's 84 kg Greco-Roman weight class during the wrestling's International Olympic qualifying tournament, Vantaa Cup 2012 in Vantaa, Finland Saturday May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Heikki Saukkomaa) FINLAND OUT

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Cuba's Mijain Lopez, right, wrestles with Russia's Khasan Baroev during their gold medal bout in the 120 kilogram division of the greco-roman wrestling competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Lopez won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Ed Wray)

Wrestling - LOCOG Test Event for London 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Aslanbek Khushtov of Russia lifts Vilius Laurinatis of Lithuania upside down in a 96k Men's Greco-Roman bout during the Wrestling LOCOG Test Event for London 2012 at ExCel on December 10, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 12 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 20: Andriy Stadnik of the Ukraine (blue) wrestles Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan during the Men's Freestyle 66kg Semifinals wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Russia's Aslanbek Khushtov wrestles Czech Republic's Marek Svec in the semi-finals of the men's 96 kg Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Khushtov won the match to advance to the finals. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Olympics Day 6 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 14: Aslanbek Khustov (blue) of Russia and Mirko Englich (red) of Germany compete in the Men's Greco-Roman 96kg gold medal bout at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 6 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 14: Marek Svec (red) of the Czech Republic is thrown by Aslanbek Khustov (blue) of the Russian Federation in the Men's Greco-Roman 96kg semi final bout at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Rulon Gardner of the USA, right, and Poland's Marek Mikulski wrestle during the men's Greco-Roman 120kg pool elimination bout during the wrestling event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

Youth Olympics Day 1 - Wrestling

SINGAPORE - AUGUST 15: Artur Suleymanov of the Russian Federation competes against Jason Afrikaner of Namibia in the Men's Greco Roman 58kg Wrestling competition on day one of the Youth Olympics at the International Convention Centre on August 15, 2010 in Singapore. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

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Tajikistan's Yusup Abdusalamov, below, wrestles Georgia's Revazi Mindorashvili in a gold medal 84kg freestyle match at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. Mindorashvili won the gold. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Olympics Day 9 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 17: Jenny Fransson (red) of Sweden competes against Wang Jiao (blue) of China in Women's FR 72 kg 1/8 Final held at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 4 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 12: Soner Sucu of Turkey (red) competes with Roberto Monzon of Cuba in their Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg repechage round 2 round wrestling event during Day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the China Agriculture University Gymnasiumon August 12, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Yogeshwar Dutt of India, in blue, wrestles Kenichi Yumoto of Japan in 60 kilogram category of men's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

19th Commonwealth Games - Day 5: Wrestling

Emma Chalmers of Australia competes against Ifeoma Iheanacho of Nigeria in the women's 67kg 3-5 final at IG Sports Complex during day five of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 8, 2010 in Delhi, India. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 6 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 14: Adam Wheeler (blue) of the USA gets to grips with Mirko Englich (red) of Germany in the Men's Greco-Roman 96kg semi final bout at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 5 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 13: Darkhan Bayakhmetov (blue) of Kazakhstan is thrown by Li Yanyan (red) of China in the Men's Greco-Roman 66kg quarter final bout at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 5 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 13: Mikhail Siamionau (red) of Belarus grapples with Darkhan Bayakhmetov (blue) of Kazakhstan in the Men's Greco-Roman 66kg Bronze bout at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Teams Trials - Wrestling

IOWA CITY, IA - APRIL 22: Josh Churella (red) wrestles Brent Metcalf (blue) in the 66 kg freestyle weight class during the challenge tournament for the finals of the US Wrestling Olympic Trials at Carver Hawkeye Arena on April 22, 2012 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 8 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 16: Li Xiaomei of China (red) competes against Irini Merleni of Ukraine in the women's 48kg freestyle wrestling event held at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Georgia's George Gogshelidze, left, wrestles Kazakhstan's Taimuraz Tigiyev during their 96 kilogram freestyle wrestling match at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Ed Wray)

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Kenichi Yumoto, of Japan, in blue, wrestles Vitaly Koryakin, of Tajikistan, in 55 kilogram category of men's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das )

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Russia's Nazyr Mankiev wearing blue wrestles with Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov during their 55 kilogram greco-roman gold medal wrestling match at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Ed Wray)

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Iran's Fardin Masoumi, right, wrestles Kazakhstan's Marid Mutalimov in a bronze medal 120 kilogram freestyle match at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. Mutalimov won the bronze. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Olympics Day 11 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 19: Kenichi Yumoto (blue) of Japan competes against Vitaly Koryakin (red) of Tajikistan in the 60 kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Irbek Ferniev, of Russia, in red, wrestles against Suren Markosyan, of Armenia, in the 66 kilogram category of men's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das )

2012 Olympic Teams Trials - Wrestling

IOWA CITY, IA - APRIL 22: Jake Herbert (red) wrestles Travis Paulson (blue) in the 84 kg freestyle weight class during the finals of the US Wrestling Olympic Trials at Carver Hawkeye Arena on April 22, 2012 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Wrestling and Judo Olympic Trials Day One

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 13: Clarissa Chun (blue) wrestles Patricia Miranda (blue) in the Championship match for 48 kg during the USA Olympic trials for Wrestling and Judo on June 13, 2008 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Neveda. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Kyrgyzstan's Kanatbek Begaliev, back, flips Ukraine's Armen Vardanyan during their 66 kilogram greco-roman wrestling match at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Ed Wray)

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Randi Miller of U.S, in red, wrestles against Martine Dugernier of Canada for bronze of 63kg women's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Miller won bronze. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das )

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U.S.A's Adam Wheeler, red, battles China's Jiang Huachen in the men's 96 kg greco-roman wrestling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

US Olympic Team Trials Wrestling Day 3

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 14: T.C. Dantzler (red) endures a choke hold by Cheney Haight (blue) in the Greco-Roman 74kg division championship match during the USA Olympic trials for wrestling and judo on June 14, 2008 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Neveda. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 11 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 19: Kenichi Yumoto of Japan competes against Yogeeshwar Dutt of India in the men's 60 kg wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Alena Kartashova, of Russia, in blue, wrestles against Elina Vaseva, of Bulgaria, in red, at a match of 63kg women's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das )

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Turkey's Ramazan Sahin, left, wrestles Ukraine's Andriy Stadnik during their 66 kilogram men's freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. Sahin won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Ed Wray)

Olympics Day 6 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 14: Mirko Englich (red) of Germany is thrown by Elis Guri (blue) of Albania in the Men's Greco-Roman 96kg quarter final bout at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Alyssa Lampe, Clarissa Chun

Alyssa Lampe, top, of Colorado Springs, Colo., takes down Clarissa Chun, also of Colorado Springs, during their 48kg freestyle finals match at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Murad Gaidarov, bottom, of Belarus, wrestles against Gheorghita Stefan of Romania, for the bronze medal of 74Kg category of men's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. Gaidarov won the bronze. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das )

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Abbas Dabbaghi, of Iran, in red, wrestles Fredy Serrano, of Columbia, in 55 kilogram category of men's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das )

Olympics Day 4 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 12: Roman Amoyan (red) of Armenia competes against Asset Imanbayev of Kazakhstan in their Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg qualifying wrestling event during Day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the China Agriculture University Gymnasiumon August 12, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wrestling - LOCOG Test Event for London 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Riza Kayaalp of Turkey turns Xenofon Koutsioubas of Greece over in the Men's 120kg Greco Roman during the Wrestling LOCOG Test Event for London 2012 at ExCel on December 10, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)