American Jordan Burroughs Wins Wrestling Gold In 74kg Freestyle

Aug 10, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Jordan Ernest Burroughs (USA), in red, defeats Francisco Daniel Soler Tanco (PUR) in the men's freestyle 74 kg 1/8 final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL - North Arena 2. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

American Jordan Burroughs won the gold medal in men's 74 kg freestyle wrestling. The first gold medal of the Olympics for USA wrestling.

All he sees is gold, and now he wears it as well. American wrestler Jordan Burroughs predicted a gold medal and came through, winning the men’s 74-kilogram freestyle wrestling final on Friday. Burroughs beat Iran’s Sadegh Goudarzi in the finals to win the USA its first wrestling gold of these Olympics.

Thursday night Burroughs tweeted that his next tweet would be of him holding a gold medal.

Friday he came through on that promise, looking unbeatable as no one could handle his speed on his way to gold. Burroughs remains unbeaten in his international freestyle wrestling career, his last loss of any kind came in college in 2009 in the match that he tore both his PCL and LCL. Some have called him cocky, but when you come through with Olympic gold you are allowed to be a little cocky.

Uzbekistan’s Soslan Tigiev and Denis Tsargush of Russia won the two bronze medals.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub

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