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Flint’s Claressa Shields Wins Gold Medal In Women’s Boxing

Claressa Shields put all doubts to rest as she fought her way to an Olympic gold medal, proving her dominance of middleweight women’s boxing.  Check out the details on the Flint native’s ultimate glory.

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When you lose in the Olympics, it seems like all of the hard work and dedication that got you so far was for nothing.  For every gold medalist, there is a whole slew of athletes who just go home.   Luckily, Claressa Shield‘s hard work and dedication paid off.  The 17-year-old defeated Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova, who I dubbed “The Female Ivan Drago”.  Shields put up another dominating performance, defeating the much older and more experienced fighter 19-12.

Shields was the only American boxer to win gold this year and is just the fourth athlete from Genesee County to ever win an Olympic gold.

Source: MLive.com

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