08/13/2012 10:25 am ET

It's A Golden Age For American Women At London Olympics

The day after Claressa Shields punched her way to a gold medal in women's boxing, she was walking through the Olympic village Friday on her way to the dining hall. With the medal still draped around her neck — "I kept it on everywhere," she said — she bumped into Carmelita Jeter, a sprinter and teammate on the U.S. squad.

"Girl," Jeter said, "I want one of those."

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