#ThrowBackThursday

#TBT​: Burroughs Blasts His Way to First of Four World Titles

By Eric Olanowski

Jordan BURROUGHS 🇺🇸 battled his way to a two-period-to-none victory over Sadegh GOUDARZI 🇮🇷 in the ’11 74kg world finals and reached the top of the world podium for the first time in his career. The eventual four-time world champion’s win in Istanbul, Turkey, ended a five-year USA world title drought. Can you name the USA's last world champion before Burroughs' win in '11?

You can catch Burroughs back in action March 4-7 at the first Ranking Series event of the year, the Matteo Pellicone 🇮🇹.

’11 World Championship Scores:
- Dmytro ROCHNIAK 🇺🇦 (3-1, 4-2)
- Denis TSARGUSH 🇷🇺 (1-3, 1-0, 2-1)
- Ricardo ROBERTY 🇻🇪 (2-1, 1-0) |
- Sadegh GOUDARZI 🇮🇷 (3-2, 4-1)

#ThrowBackThursday

#TBT​: Dutt 🇮🇳 Wins London Olympic Bronze

By Eric Olanowski

Yogeshwar DUTT (IND) defeated Jong Myong RI (PRK), two-periods-to-one, and claimed the 60kg bronze medal at the ’12 London Olympic Games.

 

In the bronze-medal match, Dutt surrendered an opening frame takedown and dropped the period, 1-0. The eventual four-time Olympian used his signature underhook throw-by to even the match at one period apiece, before demolishing Ri, 6-0, in the final period.

Dutt’s bronze-medal finish earned him a place in Indian wrestling history books, as he joined Sushil KUMAR (IND) and Kha-Shaba JADAV (IND) as the only Indian freestyle wrestlers who own an Olympic medal.

India’s 🇮🇳 FS Olympic Medalists:
- ’12 Yogeshwar DUTT 🥉
- ’12 Sushil KUMAR 🥈
- ’08 Sushil KUMAR 🥉
- ’52 Kha-Shaba JADAV🥉