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Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields Wants To Be Known As A Great Boxer, Not A Great Female Boxer

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.21.2016 | Sports

Claressa Shields became the first American boxer to win two gold medals at the Olympics on Sunday, defeating Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands 3-0 in...

Claressa Shields Is First U.S. Boxer In A Century To Win Gold Twice

Reuters/HuffPost | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.21.2016 | Sports

Claressa Shields defended her middleweight title on Sunday to become the first U.S. boxer in 112 years to win two Olympic gold medals. Shields beat No...

HuffPost Teen's '18 Under 18' Of 2012! (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.09.2013 | Teen

It's been an amazing year for young people, and here at HuffPost Teen, we've been inspired by watching many of them dominate in fields ranging from entertainment to science to technology to sports -- and beyond.

The 5 Most Amazing Olympic Moments From American Teens

Posted 08.13.2012 | Teen

Teen athletes at the 2012 London Olympic Games weren't just winning gold medals, although young competitors took home their fair share. Amazing young ...

LIVE Updates: Olympics Action Day 13

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Thursday: 1. USAIN BOLT: The Jamaican sprinter runs in the men's 200-meter...

10 Young Olympians In Lesser-Known Sports (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | Teen

By now, you've likely heard of teen swimming phenom Missy Franklin and the all-teen women's gymnastics team. While swimming and gymnastics tend to be ...

Who's Your Olympian?

Posted 07.27.2012 | Detroit

You might know who your Tiger is, but who's your Olympian? It's a tough call, but we're here to help you pick your favorite of the gaggle of Michigan ...

Next Stop, The 2012 Olympics -- But First, High School

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

Balancing competitive sports with schoolwork can be a difficult task for even the most organized student (particularly with such early start times in ...

Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao: The Loss of Mr. Sai's Horse Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Mr. Sai lost his horse, and everyone thought he was very unlucky. Then the horse came back, bringing with it a herd of wild horses. Now everyone thought Mr. Sai was very lucky.

Women's Boxing World Championships - Continental Quotas Make This Tournament Unfair

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

"It's silly to come all the way to China for a continental championship," says a friend of mine as we pore over the bracket sheets trying to figure ou...

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 4

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Before every night of boxing in the Continental Championships, a certain rousing theme has been broadcast throughout the NAV Center's auditorium. "...

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 3

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.07.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Now I know why sportswriters gloat when their favorites win. I held my head a little higher after 17 year-old Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich. thoroughly outclassed Brazil's Roseli Feitosa.