Burroughs Makes Good On ‘Called Shot’

LONDON — If you call your shot, you better make it. Miss a called shot and you’re a fool, a too-cocky bonehead who just couldn’t live up to your own hype.

What if Babe Ruth had pointed to center field at the 1932 World Series and then hit a towering blast to the warning track? What if Joe Namath played magnificently after guaranteeing victory in Super Bowl III but was let down by his defense? What if Muhammad Ali told everyone his vision of knocking out Sonny Liston in the first round and then got knocked out himself? What if Michael Jordan lost to the Pacers in 1998 after he’d guaranteed a Game 7 victory? Continue reading at msn.foxsports.com

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 www.intermatwrestle.com

ALL HE SEES IS GOLD: Jordan Burroughs strikes gold by winning Olympic title

LONDON – All he sees is gold

And a whole lot of cash

America has a new golden boy in wrestling after Jordan Burroughs made history by fulfilling his dream by capturing an Olympic gold medal and the $250,000 that goes with it before a sellout crowd of 6,500 fans on Friday night at ExCeL North Arena 2.

Burroughs, a 2011 World champion, lived up to his Twitter handle of alliseeisgold by scoring takedowns late in the first and second periods to down two-time World silver medalist Sadegh Goudarzi of Iran 1-0, 1-0 in the gold medal freestyle finals at 74 kg/163 lbs. Continue reading at www.themat.com

USA’s Jordan Burroughs targets gold, green

LONDON – Jordan Burroughs’ handle on Twitter is All I See is Gold (@alliseeisgold). There will be extra green in it for him if he makes it to the top of the Olympic wrestling podium.

Since the last Olympics, USA Wrestling has created the Living the Dream Medal Fund, which is offering $250,000 for any U.S. wrestler who wins Olympic gold. Continue reading at www.usatoday.com

Day 5 Recap: Disappointing finish for U.S. women’s freestyle team

LONDON — A day after Clarissa Chun won the first medal for the U.S at the 2012 Olympic Games, Kelsey Campbell (55 kilos) and Ali Bernard (72 kilos) bowed out prior to the medal rounds on the final day of Olympic women’s freestyle competition Thursday at the ExCel Center in London.

Aside from Chun’s bronze medal performance, the other three U.S. women’s freestyle wrestlers went a combined 0-4 at the 2012 Olympic Games. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com