US boxer, 17-year-old, Claressa Shields, put on a fascinating show earlier today as she made history becoming the first female GOLD medalist of the middleweight level of Olympic boxing. Boxing just made it’s way into the Olympics this year. So Claressa’s name is in the history books as the one to beat.
As she worked her 33-year-old Russian Nadezda Torlopova opponent over, she put on a good show displaying her speed and strength.
And once she got on the winner’s podium, Claressa put her hand over her heart and laughed. She was a clear crowd favorite and was the reason many folks came to the match.