LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields remains in the spotlight Wednesday, when state legislators welcome her to the Michigan Capitol.
The 17-year-old middleweight from Flint is getting a reception at noon from members of the Genesee County delegation.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
Those on hand to greet her are to include Flint Democratic state Reps. Woodrow Stanley and Jim Ananich, House Democratic Leader Richard Hammel of Mount Morris Township, and Democratic state Sen. John Gleason of Flushing.READ MORE: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
Shields beat Nadezda Torlopova of Russia 19-12 in London on Thursday as she battered her way to the gold in the first Olympics featuring women’s boxing.
She received a hero’s welcome Monday when she flew back to Flint, with hundreds cheering her at Bishop International Airport and at a rally.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
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