LONDON -- U.S. freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs made good on his tweeted promise to bring home a gold medal.
Now he's looking for the Twitterverse to show him some love.
Burroughs -- who prophetically adopted the Twitter handle @alliseeisgold last year -- defeated Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi today to win America's only wrestling gold medal so far at these Games.
On the eve of the match, he vowed to tweet a picture of himself holding his Olympic gold medal this evening. Shortly after finishing atop the podium, he sent out said photo, which was then retweeted more than 4,500 times in the first two hours.
"Twitter has been awesome for me," Burroughs said.
He'd liked it to be even better.
Burroughs announced during a post-match news conference that he wants to attract 60,000 additional followers, which would bring his total number to roughly 100,000. He also hopes some of the high-profile Olympians whom he follows -- namely Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and U.S. women's soccer star Alex Morgan -- will return the favor.