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Karam Gaber
Medalists at the Men's 84 kg Greco Roman Wrestling.jpg
Gaber (first L to R) at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Representing  Egypt
Olympic Games
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Gold 2004 Athens 96 kg
Silver 2012 London 84 kg
World Championships
Silver 2002 Moscow 96 kg
Silver 2003 Créteil 96 kg
Mediterranean Games
Gold 2005 Almería 96 kg

Karam Ibrahim Gaber (Arabic: كرم إبراهيم جابر, born 1 September 1979 in Alexandria) is an Egyptian Greco-Roman wrestler. He won the gold medal in the Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships. At the 2012 London Olympics, he won a silver medal. He was suspended by United World Wrestling for two years in August 2015, because of a "whereabouts failure" during his doping test.


Gaber won at the 2004 Olympics Greco-Roman finals with a gap of 12 points (12–1), having competed against Ramaz Nozadze of Georgia and Mehmet Özal, beating him in the semifinals with 11 points (11–0). Gaber won the second gold medal for Egypt in Greco-Roman wrestling, the other being from the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Gaber competed in a mixed martial arts match against Kazuyuki Fujita (Greco-Roman Wrestling) at K-1's Dynamite event on December 31, 2004.

Gaber was Egypt's flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, although he failed to qualify for the quarter finals in Beijing. He won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In 2015, Gaber was a favorite to win another world gold at the 2016 Olympics with long time personal coach Jakob Panotas, until Gaber was suspended by United World Wrestling for two years in August 2015 due to a "whereabouts failure" during a miss call/location for his doping test.

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
1 match 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
By submission 0 0
By decision 0 0
Draws 0
No contests 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Japan Kazuyuki Fujita KO (punch) K-1 PREMIUM 2004 Dynamite!! December 31, 2004 1 1:07
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