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Wrestler Jordan Burroughs sets U.S. record with seventh world title

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Wrestler Jordan Burroughs has broken the US record for most world titles. After winning the world title in Belgrade, Serbia, Burroughs now holds seven world titles, including a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

On Friday, Burroughs defeated Iran’s Mohammad Nohodi 4-2. capture the world championship in the 79 kg (174 lb) weight class. It was a rematch of the previous year’s final, which Burroughs also won.

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Burroughs achieved this world title by winning all five of his matches throughout the tournament.

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With his seventh title, Burroughs surpassed legendary wrestlers John Smith and Adeline Gray in US records. In total, Burroughs now has 10 Olympic and world medals. This number is second only to 13 medals by Bruce Baumgartner.

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Burroughs, 34, now plans to retire after the 2024 Olympics, regardless of whether he makes the team. After losing to Kyle Dake in last year’s Olympic Trials, he will be looking to rejoin the team in 2024. Before that, Burroughs will have to choose an Olympic weight class, which is likely to be 74kg.

In his only other Olympic appearance, Burroughs finished ninth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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