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South Jersey’s Burroughs Closes The Deal – Wrestler Wins Gold in London

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All the hype around South Jersey native Jordan Burroughs was geared toward one eventual goal, and today was the day whether or not he could back that up.  His mission has been accomplished, and now he owns a Gold Medal from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.






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Burroughs on the podium with the Gold Medal victory / Feng Li - Getty Images

Burroughs has been enjoying the London games, and has been tweeting a great deal leading up to today.  He’s been saying “All I See Is Gold”, and he finished off his date with destiny in a rematch with a former 2-time world champion in Jordan’s 163-pound division.

Iran’s Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi fell to Burroughs in the 2011 World Championships, and hung in with the Sicklerville area native in what many mat observers called the most gripping match of the Olympics.

Burroughs was the quicker wrestler, and that quickness was the difference in the victory and the Gold Medal.  Mission Accomplished!

Jordan has already sent out a Tweet with his Gold Medal, and the joy can be seen in his face.

Like many Olympic athletes, the goal is to find your way to the podium – Burroughs had to better than Silver or Bronze.  Anything less than Gold might have been seen as a disappointment for him when you consider all the talk he was doing with daytime TV, his website, and the Twitter world.  Happily we do not have to think about coming up short.  Jordan Burroughs closed the deal, extended his match win streak to 38 in-a-row, and now can focus on 2016.

Burroughs right now is pound-for-pound the best wrestler in the world.  Should you want to argue that point with him, you would lose!  All he saw was Gold, and he’s wearing that medal with pride.


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