Patt Morrison for August 9, 2012

Women bring home the bling in London

Claressa Shields of the USA (R) celebrates


Claressa Shields of the USA (R) celebrates defeating Nadezda Torlopova of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Middleweight of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012 in London.

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.


Are women now going to be come the face of U.S. boxing?


Bill Dwyer, LA Times reporter in London

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