More Gold today for U.S. Women. 17-year-old boxer Claressa Shields beat her Russian opponent today to capture the gold medal in the 75 kilogram weight class. She is the only person on the 12-member national boxing team to capture gold, and is the youngest boxer to win a gold medal since 1924, according to Reuters. Despite being the winningest nation in the history of Men’s Olympic boxing, the U.S. men failed to take home a gold for the first time ever.
WEIGH IN:Are women now going to be come the face of U.S. boxing?
Bill Dwyer, LA Times reporter in London