IFP- The London 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs who took part in the 2017 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in western Iranian province of Kermanshah on February 16 and 17, has, in a post in Persian language on his Instagram, expressed appreciation for the love and affection Iranian people, particularly the spectators, expressed towards him during his short stay in the country.
According to a report by IFP, he also expressed willingness to visit the country once again.
In the 74kg bout of the final showdown of the team tournament, Burroughs broke Iran’s consecutive winning streak, defeating Peyman Yarahmadi, 3-2.
On his trip back to the US, he posted a photo on his Instagram, picturing him being greeted and received warmly by his Iranian fans, the caption of which reads, “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Iranian people who showed great love and affection for me and my team-mates in Tehran [Iran’s capital] and Kermanshah and extend my warmest congratulation to the Iranian freestyle wrestling team [on their championship] in the current and past editions [of the tournament].”
“I hope that you will always be victorious and honourable. At present, I am travelling back to my country. Thank you again for everything. I love you very much and would love to come back to Iran again. Hope to see you soon,” Burroughs added.
Iran defeated USA in the final to win the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup title for the sixth time in a row. Azerbaijan placed third with a victory over Turkey.