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Burroughs of the US wins Olympic wrestling gold

Friday - 8/10/2012, 3:09pm  ET

LONDON (AP) - American Jordan Burroughs has won the men's 74-kg freestyle, beating Iran's Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi 1-0, 1-0 to give the U.S. its first wrestling gold medal of the London Games.

Burroughs beat Denis Tsargush of Russia in the semifinals on Friday, then got past Goudarzi in a rematch of their world-championship bout in 2011.

Burroughs, who grew up in New Jersey, has won 38 straight freestyle matches since leaving the University of Nebraska.


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