wrestling • Defending champion and 2012 Olympic gold-medalist Jordan Burroughs brings a 60-match winning streak to the wrestling world championships in Budapest, Hungary. The American will face Gamid Dzhalilov of Tajikistan in Wednesday's first round in the 163-pound freestyle category and could meet former world junior champion Kakhaber Khubezhty of Russia in the second round.
Burroughs said the changes made this year to the scoring system one of the key modifications credited with helping the sport regain its place at the Olympics until at least 2024 favor his assertive style.
"I'm an aggressive, offensive wrestler," Burroughs said before his weigh-in Tuesday. "It got easier for me."