Claressa Shields has become Flint's Golden Girl after becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal in boxing at the 2012 Olympics.  Now she has another prestigious award under her belt as her story has won a Peabody Award.

The report that aired on Michigan Radio won the Peabody Award for public radio production Radio Diaries.  It aired on NPR's 'All Things Considered' in February of 2012 and was described by Michigan Public Radio as:

A first-person diary that followed Flint boxer Claressa Shields as she prepared for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The 2012 games were the first to allow women's boxing

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