Ari Taub



  • Finished 16th at 2008 Olympic Games
  • Canada’s first Greco-Roman wrestler since the 1996 Olympic Games
  • 2007 Pan Am Games bronze medallist


  • In 1992, he was named to the Olympic team, but agreed to a wrestle-off which he lost, and was left home; months later, he was diagnosed with osteophytes (bone spurs) and a narrowing of the spinal canal in his neck – he quit the sport and went to law school
  • In 2000, he was diagnosed with chronic fatique syndrome and had to quit his job as an associate lawyer at a law firm, but while being treated, he was re-examined and informed that his spinal injury had been misdiagnosed, and after a 10-year absence, he made his comeback, winning the 2004 Canadian Olympic qualifying trials, but this time, he didn’t have enough international matches and stayed home again

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2008 Beijing Wrestling - Greco-Roman120kg - Men16