September 19, 2013 in Sports

Burroughs wins 2nd world title

Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary – American Jordan Burroughs earned another wrestling world title on Wednesday.

Burroughs, a gold medalist at the 2012 Olympics, extended his undefeated streak to 65 matches with a 4-0 victory over Iran’s Ezzatollah Akbarizarinkolaei in the 163-pound category at the Laszlo Papp Sports Arena.

After the final, Burroughs revealed that he suffered a broken ankle while running sprints during training on Aug. 22 in Colorado Springs. He had surgery the next day and recovered quickly.

Burroughs, who won two NCAA championships at the University of Nebraska, was defending the title he earned in Istanbul in 2011.

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