Olympic Games - Burroughs wins first US Olympic wrestling gold of Games

Fri, 10 Aug 20:13:00 2012

Jordan Burroughs won the first USA wrestling gold of the London Olympics in the 74kg freestyle final on Friday.

Jordan Ernest Burroughs of U.S. (in red) fights in the Men's 74Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 10, 2012. - 0

He beat Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili in the lightest weight class to give Russia their fourth wrestling gold of the Games and cement their fourth-placed position in the overall medal table.

Otarsultanov, a three-times European champion, edged aside the Georgian in a tense and close-fought contest.

His coach picked up the Russian in a fireman's lift and spun him round at the end of the bout as the noisy Russian contingent in the crowd cheered and waved the national flag

Reuters / Eurosport

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