The Flint Community Schools will honor 17-year-old Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields at a celebration Sept. 15.
Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields remains in the spotlight Wednesday, when state legislators welcome her to the Michigan Capitol.
Flint native Claressa Shields returned home to a cheering crowd after becoming the first female middleweight gold medalist at the Olympic games in London.
Flint’s Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, capping her swift rise to the top of women’s boxing with a 19-12 victory over Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova.
Boxing fans in Flint have something to celebrate, after 17-year-old local Claressa Shields won her bout in the Olympic Boxing semifinals.