American Jordan Burroughs has advanced to the gold medal final in freestyle wrestling's 74-kilogram division. Burroughs, the 2011 world champion, has looked impressive in advancing to the gold medal final on Friday. In the semifinals Burroughs defeated two-time world champion Denis Tsargush of Russia, 3-1, and will now face Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi in the finals at 2:48 p.m. ET.
Goudarzi, who defeated Hungary's Gabor Hatos in his semifinal, lost to Burroughs in the finals of the 2011 world championship and is the second-ranked wrestler in the world at this weight class, behind only Burroughs. Burroughs' medal, either gold or silver, will be the first medal in this Olympics for the American wrestling men.
Burroughs, who has the Twitter handle @alliseeisgold, has been 100 percent committed to the task of winning gold for years. He plans to wrestle through 2017, win two Olympic gold medals and then switch over to mixed martial arts.
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