Claressa Shields: First American Woman to Win Olympic Gold Medal for Boxing

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At 5 feet 9 and 165 pounds, Shields – who has a 74-1 record – doesn’t fit the traditional role of “Olympic darling” quite like a pint-sized gymnast or figure skater.

Warning – there are some mentions of abuse and rape in this article.

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[Edit] The article mentions her goal to be the first US boxer ever to win back-to-back Olympic gold. With her victory in the 2016 Olympics, she accomplished just that.

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