Burroughs’ Golden Journey

In one day Sicklerville, N.J.'s Jordan Burroughs turned away four fellow wrestlers to win gold in Olympic Men's Freestyle 74kg Wrestling.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Jordan Ernest Burroughs of the United States celebrates his gold medal in the Men's Freestyle 74 kg Wrestling on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Jordan Burroughs put a target on his back before the Olympics by using the Twitter handle @alliseeisgold and the fact that he hadn't lost in years. But that didn't stop the Sicklerville, N.J. native from winning gold on the mat during Men's Freestyle 74 kg Wrestling.
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Burroughs (red) drew Puerto Rico's Francisco Daniel Soler Tanco in his first match.
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Burroughs made quick work of Soler Tanco winning 10-0 on technical points.
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Burroughs whos his American pride on his arm -- literally.
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Next up for Burroughs - Matthew Judah Gentry of Canada. Ouch that looks painful.
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Burroughs beat Gentry 3-2 on technical points and 3-1 on classification points.
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At some point during the early matches Burroughs got cut above his left eye. His bouts were at times stopped to address the issue.
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Burroughs drew former world champ Denis Tsargush of Russia in the semis.
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Tsargush gave Burroughs his toughest test as the Russian, who eventually won bronze, pused the New Jersey native to a third round before Burroughs pulled off the win -- 5-4 on technical points and 3-1 on classification points.
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For the gold medal match Burroughs switched into the blue outfit for a 2011 world championship rematch with Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran.
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After some tough grappling Burroughs took down Goudarzi.
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Burroughs beat Goudarzi 1-0 in each gold medal round to take home the win.
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Burroughs draped himself in the Red, White and Blue -- an Olympic gold medalist.
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The celebration was on.
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Everything Burroughs sees really is gold.
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Burroughs smiles along with silver medalist Goudarzi of Iran and bronze medalists Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan and Tsargush.
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Congrats Jordan.
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