Claressa Shields Wins Olympic Gold!
Flint’s Claressa Shields is Golden! She becomes only the fourth person from the Flint area to win a Gold Medal!
FLINT – Claressa Shields of Flint won an Olympic gold medal today, proving she is the best amateur middleweight fighter in the world.
Shields bested Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova today, winning the gold medal in the first ever Olympic women’s boxing competition.
She is the only American to capture a gold medal in boxing in this year’s Summer Games.
No other fighter from the United States’ 12-member roster came home with anything more than a bronze in London.
At 17-years-old, Shields was also the country’s youngest qualifying boxer.