The poster of boy of the USA Wrestling Federation has had a lucrative final Friday at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
You know it's been a moment I've been waiting for a long time to get to this point of my career - and I feel as though I am better than I have ever been and continue to improve each year. So, I think 2013's going to bring a world championship. Then 2014 and all the way to Rio (de Janeiro and 2016 Olympics). That's the goal. I've had so much fun at this Olympic Games that I wish Rio was soon. I wish I could start training for Rio! So, I am excited."
But, right now, I'm just thinking about being Olympic champion, That was always the goal.That was always, first and foremost, important to me. The money's good but I am pretty excited about this gold medal right here."
"I actually downloaded an app on my phone for the medal count. I'm checking the medal count every day like, 'We're now behind on golds. We're behind on golds. But we've got one gold coming on August 10th'. That was something big for me, you know, I wanted to pass China. I saw that in 2008 and 2004, China beat us in the medal race. So, I wanted to be a guy that helped us out and not only win a medal, but a gold medal. Very few gold medals are actually won in the Olympic Games and I wanted to a guy that helped us out in that race, you know. Even though China makes all our clothes - they can't beat us in medals."
Jordan Burroughs on winning Gold medal and 250,000 USDSunday, August 12 2012