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#TBT: Monday Stops Fadzaev From Winning Fifth World Title

By Eric Olanowski

In a battle of reigning Olympic champions, Kenny MONDAY 🇺🇸 defeated Arsen FADZAEV 🇷🇺 in the 74kg gold-medal match at the ’89 World Championships. At the time of their meeting in Martigny, Switzerland, Fadzaev won world titles in ’83, ’85, ’86, ’87 and a gold medal at the ’88 Seoul Olympic. After the loss to Monday in ’89, he rebounded and went on to win additional world titles in ’90 and ’91 and a second Olympic gold in ’92.

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#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)