New Jersey native JORDAN BURROUGHS came into these Olympic Games eyes wide open in search of gold. In fact, his Twitter handle is @alliseeisgold. That tunnel vision—along with a world full of talent and confidence—led Burroughs to his ultimate dream Friday night: A gold medal victory over SADEGH SAEED GOUDARZI of Iran in the final of the 74 kg Men’s Freestyle Wrestling. Check out Jordan’s shining moment here.
Burroughs thoroughly enjoyed his Olympic experience in London, joining fellow gold medalists Gabby Douglas (gymnastics) and Kayla Harrison (judo) as a World Champion. His future is as bright as the gold medal he is holding.
As the new face of freestyle wrestling, Jordan will receive a $250,000 bonus from USA wrestling—an incentive program called “Living The Dream” that promotes interest in the sport—but again, the pride of Sicklerville was clearly focused on one thing.
“I’m happy to have that bonus but I’m more happy to have this medal,” Burroughs said.
The 24-year old, relishing his new role as Olympic Champion, tweeted joy and blessings Saturday on Twitter:
They say there’s a fine line between cocky and confidence. Jordan Burroughs straddled that line and never lost his balance or his focus in London. For that you might say he became the Golden Child.