Michigan Native Headed To Olympic Semi-finals
Flint-native, Claressa Shields is on to the women's boxing semi-finals on Friday. She captured a unanimous-decision victory over Russian Iaroslava Iakushina in the quarterfinals ealier this week. According to an article in the the LA Times, her coaches she may just be the best boxer in the world--male or female. She has secured the third boxing medal in the Olympic Games for the Unites States and if she wins two more fights, she’ll become the first repeat Olympic champion in U.S. boxing history.
You can read more about the challenges that Shields has had through the years by clicking here AND you can cheer for Claressa in her next boxing match against Dariga Shakimova from Kazakhstan on Friday (8/19) at 2:30pm. If she wins, Shields will compete for the gold on Sunday, August 21st at 1:00pm.
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