Local Olympian To Be Honored By Flint Community Schools
FLINT (AP) – The Flint Community Schools will honor 17-year-old Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields at a celebration Sept. 15.
WEYI-TV says the honors will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at Perani Arena and Event Center. It will be part of the district’s back-to-school observance.
The Flint high school student beat Nadezda Torlopova of Russia 19-12 on Aug. 9 to win the middleweight title in the first Olympics featuring women’s boxing.
The Michigan native was the only U.S. fighter to win gold at the London games.
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