Jordan Burroughs captured his fifth world championship at the World Wrestling Championships that are taking place in Oslo, Norway. This time the American swept the competition in the freestyle -79 kg category, marking his debut at this division with gold.
Burroughs scored twice with his trademark double-leg takedown in the second period to outclass world junior champion Mohammad Nokhodilarimi (IRI) 5-1 in one of the four finals on tap Monday night at the World Championships in Oslo.
Burroughs, by adding to the world titles he won in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 (all at 74kg), is now the first American male to become a five-time world champion. Combined with his Olympic gold in 2012, he tied John Smith for the U.S. record of six world and Olympic crowns.