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10 Years Ago Today Jordan Burroughs Won Olympic Gold


10 year ago today the biggest match of Jordan Burroughs career, 2012 Olympic gold medal match against Sadegh Goudarzi of Iran. Burroughs would claim his Olympic gold medal.

Looking back on the past 11 years that Burroughs has been competing on the senior level there have been some big moments. Taking out Denis Tsargush in 2011, Knocking off Aniuar Geduev in 2015, and defeating Khetik Tsabolov in 2017 if we are talking international competition.

His matches domestically have been the same if not more exciting depending on who you ask. His rivalry with Kyle Dake and David Taylor have been two for the ages.

Nothing quite compares to the Olympic gold however looking back at his career. He has said that Paris ’24 will be the last competition of his career. Whether he he doesn’t make the team or he takes gold at the Olympic games that will be the final ride for him.

Burroughs will be competing next at the world championships in Belgrade, Serbia looking to defend his title as 79kg world champion.

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation

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