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Claressa "T-Rex" Shields: Youngest Female Boxer Competing At The 2012 Olympics

               

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          Claressa Shields is a 17-year old American boxer born and raised in Flint, Michigan where she took her first steps in the ring at age eleven at Berston Field House, with coach and trainer Jason Crutchfield. In May 2012, Shields qualified to compete at the 2012 Olympics, in the first year that women’s boxing will be considered an official Olympic event.

          Shields is the youngest female boxer to compete at the 2012 Olympic trails, where she won the 165- pound weight class, but that was only half the battle. In order for Shields to be considered an official competitor for the women’s boxing event  during the 2012 Olympics, she would have to place in the top two from the Americas at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, one of the fastest growing competitions in international boxing, in Quinhuangdao, China.

          Shields took a easy win during the first round, but suffered a terrible lost in the second round to Savannah Marshall from England on May 13; bringing Shield’s overall record to a impressive 26-1. For now, her Olympic dreams have been put on hold as she waits to hear if she has qualified for the 2012 Olympics. Shields was upset about her lost , but quickly picked herself up telling Flint Journalism

                 ”I’m not scared of losing because I know that God is going to work everything out, but I’m just scared of being looked at as the bottom as if I’m noting, at zero.”

           However, on May 18th all of Shields hard work does pay off when it is announced that she has earned her place in the 2012 Olympic games and she will be competing for gold in women’s boxing.

By: Tyrrice Taylor

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The NBA has locked out it’s players for 121 days now, and the preseason and the first month of regular season of the NBA have been casualties. I want to start off by saying both sides have been at fault in throughout this lockout situation. There were no meetings for close to two months after the initial announcement of the lockout. To me that is just unacceptable, you don’t  go two months without meeting. Then claim you’re 100% dedicated to getting a deal done in time to save the season. No excuses.Read More…        

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