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Burroughs wins first US Olympic wrestling gold of Games

Burroughs wins first US Olympic wrestling gold of Games
By Eurosport

Last update11/08/2012 at 05:15

Publishedon 11/08/2012 at 05:13

Last update11/08/2012 at 05:15

Publishedon 11/08/2012 at 05:13

Article by Eurosport

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

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

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