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Claressa Shields Pictures: First American Woman to Win Boxing Gold Medal

By Deena Bustillo on
Claressa Shields actually had to fight for her gold medal in London this week. The 17-year-old became the first American woman in Olympic history to take home a victory in boxing! The middleweight athlete defeated Nadezda Torlopova of Russia Thursday night in London, 19-12. This was the event's inaugural year and Shields became the second-youngest fighter to win gold in both the men and women's division. What an achievement! Shield's American teammate Marlen Esparza took home the bronze medal...Read Full Story