Day 6 Recap: Burroughs wins Olympic gold to add to his World gold

LONDON — Twenty-eight years ago today, U.S. wrestling legends Dave Schultz and Bruce Baumgartner won Olympic gold medals in Los Angeles. Now another wrestler U.S. wrestling great can be added to that exclusive list of Olympic gold medalists on Aug. 10: Jordan Burroughs.

The 24-year-old Burroughs won four matches on Friday at the ExCeL North Arena 2 in London to claim the Olympic gold medal at 74 kilos, defeating Iran’s Sadegh Goudarzi in the gold-medal match 1-0, 1-0. It was a rematch of last year’s World Championship gold-medal match, also won by Burroughs. Continue reading at

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