MEDAL COUNT MOTIVATION
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- After judo gold, Harrison might go for Rio in 2016
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By The Associated Press
Updated August 10, 2012
(AP) -- New Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs knew just how important his gold medal in freestyle wrestling was for the United States team.
Burroughs knew that China edged the U.S. in medal count at the last two Summer Games.
So he downloaded a phone app to help track the daily score.
"That was something big for me," Burroughs said after winning the 74-kilogram division Friday. "I wanted to be the guy that could help us out."
After Burroughs' win, the U.S. leads China 41 to 37 in hunt for golds.
The charismatic 24-year-old, who identifies himself on Twitter as (at)alliseeisgold, did just that by defeating Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran in the title bout.
"Even though China makes all our clothes, they can't beat us at medals," he said.
- Graham Dunbar - Twitter http://twitter.com/gdunbarap
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