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American Hero: Broken Ankle & wins GOLD

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Has this ever been done before? I know you hear of guys going out there with injuries and giving it there all, but were talking a broken ankle with 5 screws... None the less actually winning the Gold?!??

 

Jordan Burroughs is a real American Hero. In doing so wins the ONLY GOLD for the USA, in a tough time where we as a country are on the ropes. I dont know if the enormity of this has actually sunk in with most.

 

The only thing I can say even begins to compare to me would be the great moment that Keri Strug stuck her last vault with a hurt leg at the Olympics to win GOLD. Or MJ playing with the FLU and having to get carried off the court. Even then were talking a WORLD TITLE in the sport of wrestling. Thoughts?

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Has this ever been done before? I know you hear of guys going out there with injuries and giving it there all, but were talking a broken ankle with 5 screws... None the less actually winning the Gold?!??

 

Jordan Burroughs is a real American Hero. In doing so wins the ONLY GOLD for the USA, in a tough time where we as a country are on the ropes. I dont know if the enormity of this has actually sunk in with most.

 

The only thing I can say even begins to compare to me would be the great moment that Keri Strug stuck her last vault with a hurt leg at the Olympics to win GOLD. Or MJ playing with the FLU and having to get carried off the court. Even then were talking a WORLD TITLE in the sport of wrestling. Thoughts?

 

Kerri Strug did not actually have to attempt the vault because the US team had the title in the bag without it. I'm not sure why she even attempted it.

 

Don't know much about MJ. Apparently some people say he's a jerk, though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamillionaire#Michael_Jordan

 

Burroughs is a ridiculous freak of nature. But his heroics didn't win the team title or anything. It did, however, give the US fans something to be excited about. Without him, the MFS performance would be discouraging. (Respect to all the world team members.)

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The russians were still on the floor when Keri vaulted, and it was extremely close as USA came from a come behind victory. So if you're not sure why, now you know.

 

If you don't know much about MJ, maybe try searching for "greatest athlete of all time", that might help you a bit.

 

It's clear that USA going home without a Gold would not have been pleasing, and is an enormous accomplishment. Not only does it give the USA a sense of pride but it is representative to the USA in the World Championships.

 

The way he carries himself as a role model is unbelievable to then turn around a win a GOLD with a broken ankle to support it. Incredible!

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Lol how crazy would that be! We won't find out until Burroughs retires, so we are looking at at least 2016. I can see it, right after he wins his second Olympic gold, he says "though I will never be Abbas Jadidi, I am a 6 time undefeated world champ". Then he invites me and medicineman to come hang out with him after being so loyal throughout the years.

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Kurt Angle had fractured 2 of his cervical vertebrae and herniated two discs at the Olympic trials prior to when he wrestled in the Olympics. The injuries had some effect since he was having mepivicaine shot into his neck to help relieve the pain.

 

Wow that's right! If I remember correctly he had his neck broke by Jay Loukidas.

 

How long was the wait time before at that point between trials and Olympics? I would have to say the severity of the neck injury would have been worse, but the time period with JBs ankle was so close... But both freaks of nature.

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The closeness isn't something that compares at all. Angle did contemplate dropping out of the Olympics though, he apparently went to several specialists, all of whom told him he wouldn't be able to wrestle. The last doctor he saw managed to figure out a way to relieve some of the pain and the swelling just enough to let him wrestle. Though he was warned repeatedly that he could injure himself severely if something went wrong.

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