LAS VEGAS — With the clock ticking to under a minute remaining, Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs found himself trailing in his semifinal match at the World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.
Jordan Burroughs celebrates after his semifinal win at the World Championships (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)Burroughs, ranked No. 1 in the world, was battling world No. 2 Aniuar Geduev of Russia. Burroughs had taken an early lead, but Geduev battled back to take the lead on criteria after a takedown in the second period.
With USA chants drowning out Russia chants in the Orelans Arena, Burroughs delivered with his trademark double leg for a takedown with 50 seconds remaining in the match to take a 4-2 lead. The Russian would add a step-out point in the final 20 seconds, but Burroughs held on for 4-3 victory and a spot in the gold-medal match tonight. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com