Jordan Burroughs on Rio: ‘My chances of winning’ are better than in London


Jordan Burroughs, Olympic and world champion in freestyle wrestling, will be helping Team USA kick off the Road to Rio tour in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 4th.

In a phone interview, Burroughs said he happily agreed to join the Road to Rio tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance because he has deep roots in the area: he grew up in Winslow, New Jersey, just 18 miles away, and his mother works in Philadelphia.

As might be expected for a Team USA athlete, Burroughs is particularly excited to be in the home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall this weekend. “This is the birthplace of independence, so it’s definitely historic to be here on the Fourth of July,” he said.

Burroughs will also be making time to visit his favorite cheesesteak place, Jim’s on South Street. He’s planning to stop in before the Road to Rio tour, but won’t be…

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