Russian stuns Jordan Burroughs in freestyle wrestling quarterfinals

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Friday, August 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Russia's Aniuar Geduev stunned defending Olympic and world champion Jordan Burroughs in the quarterfinals of the men's freestyle wrestling tournament on Friday.

Geduev, a three-time European champion, upended Burroughs 3-2 to hand the American just his third international loss and knock him out of gold medal contention.

Geduev jumped out to a 3-0 lead in a match stopped several times so officials could clean a cut on Burroughs' head. Burroughs scored a late takedown, but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit.

Burroughs can still claim a bronze medal through the repechage. But his quest to become the fourth U.S. wrestler with multiple Olympic gold medals is finished.