Claressa Shields WINS The FIRST Middleweight GOLD Medal In Women's Olympic BOXING!
TEAM USA is getting it in over in London! YBF chick Claressa Shields boxed her way into the history books today as she became the first middleweight gold medalist in women's Olympic boxing history! Get the hard-punching deets inside.....
Could she be the next Muhammed Ali? US boxer, 17-year-old, Claressa Shields, put on a fascinating show earlier today as she made history becoming the first female GOLD medalist of the middleweight level of Olympic boxing. Boxing just made it's way into the Olympics this year. So Claressa's name is in the history books as the one to beat.
As she worked her 33-year-old Russian Nadezda Torlopova opponent over, she put on a good show displaying her speed and strength.
And once she got on the winner's podium, Claressa put her hand over her heart and laughed. She was a clear crowd favorite and was the reason many folks came to the match.
Before jetting to London, Claeersa did a featurette in Seventeen magazine where she talked about her father telling her boxing was "a man's sport" and not letting bullies at the gym get to her. And she talked about her dream of Olympic gold:
I went to the gym every day after school, doing 21⁄2-mile warm-up runs, shadowboxing in the ring, or sparring with the guys. When I was 14, I found out that women would be allowed to box in the 2012 Olympics. Back then, I had a hard time expressing my feelings to people, so I would write in my journals to get stuff off my chest. That night, I remember writing in my diary, “My dream is to win an Olympic gold medal.”
Looks like we can add another name to the list with Gabby Douglas and other YBF chicks who'll have endorsement deals flying their way!