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Burroughs backed up his Olympic confidence with a gold medal
By Bryan Van Kley
Defending World champ Jordan Burroughs whose Twitter says a lot about his personality: alliseeisgold. The supremely confident Burroughs had a very specific game plan to how to win his first Olympics on Friday night. And he executed it to gold-medal perfection.
Burroughs methodically defeated Iran’s Sadegh Goudarzi 1-0, 1-0. Ironically, both points were scored with 11 seconds to go in the first and second periods. Not so ironically, both came from Burroughs’ patented double-leg takedown.
When asked in the press conference after winning gold if it mattered that he was wrestling Iranian, Burroughs’ answer was about as Jordan as it gets:
“I’m ready to wrestle anyone who steps across that line. If the queen of England came out on the mat, I would probably double leg her. No offense, I was ready to go!” he said.