“Banged Up, But All Smiles”- US Wrestling Legend Jordan Burroughs Shows Off Nasty Injury Ahead of 2021 World Championships

Published 09/13/2021, 2:32 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 10: Jordan Ernest Burroughs of the United States celebrates his gold medal in the Men’s Freestyle 74 kg Wrestling on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)


Jordan Burroughs, the American wrestling legend recently shared a picture of himself with a nasty injury after his Qualifier for the World Championship in October 2021. The freestyle wrestler has won numerous accolades, including an Olympic gold for the USA.

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Unfortunately, the star could not qualify for the Summer Games in Tokyo. Losing to Kyle Dake, this was the first time since the 2012 Olympics that Jordan could not represent his nation at the Olympics since his debut.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 10: Jordan Ernest Burroughs of the United States celebrates his gold medal in the Men’s Freestyle 74 kg Wrestling on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 10, 2012, in London, England. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

Opening up after the loss of the Olympic trials he said, “I just took some time off. I think that after every competition you want to take some time to reflect, but particularly after one of that magnitude. So just took some time off, spent some time with my family, just kind of got away from it all.

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Jordan Burroughs at the World Championship qualifier

However, not willing to give up in future, he made it through the qualifiers for the World Championship in October 2021. With an incredible feat over Titan Mercury, the American emerged victoriously with a score of 4-3. Even though he competed in the 79-kilogram category, it was quite impressive how he sailed through. As a matter of fact, Jordan has competed in this particular category after 13 years. Moreover, this is will be his 10th career US World or Olympic Team qualification.

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Right after the match, Burroughs shared a selfie of his wherein it’s evident that the wrestler had a tough match against his opponent. Showing off his injury with a lot of pride he said, “10. I’m truly only a reflection of all of the phenomenal people in my life. Age doesn’t determine toughness. I still choose to operate with faith, discipline, and effort. Everyday. Banged up, but all smiles. Next stop Norway!

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With this win, Jordan Burroughs looks confident and adamant to win his next World Championship in Norway. Stay tuned to find out how he fares there.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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