American Wrestling Champion Sympathizes with Quake-Hit Iranians

American world and Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling Jordan Burroughs has extended condolences to the families of the victims of the recent deadly earthquake in Iran.

In a Farsi message on his Instagram account addressed to the people of the quake-hit province of Kermanshah, Burroughs condoled with the victims’ families, stressing that he is confident all people are sympathizing with them.

Burroughs went on to say that he has good memories from Kermanshah during World Cup 2017. He also said he was pleased to have the privilege to visit the city and get familiar with its hospitable people.

“I and my family members were sad to hear the news of the quake and I hope the beautiful province of Kermanshah regains its beauty soon.”

He finally expressed the hope that he would visit Iran once again in the near future.

Burroughs is especially popular among Iranian fans.

Earlier this year, in an Instagram post in Persian language, the well-known American wrestler thanked Iranian people for the love they showed for him during the World Cup in Iran, saying he would love to visit the country again.

The London 2012 Olympic champion who took part in the 2017 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in western province of Kermanshah expressed appreciation for the love and affection Iranian people, particularly the spectators, expressed towards him during his short stay in the country.

On his trip back to the US, he posted a photo on his Instagram, picturing him being greeted and received warmly by his Iranian fans, the caption of which reads, “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Iranian people who showed great love and affection for me and my team-mates in Tehran [Iran’s capital] and Kermanshah and extend my warmest congratulation to the Iranian freestyle wrestling team [on their championship] in the current and past editions [of the tournament].”

 

 

 

 

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