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  1. Shields makes not-so-ideal return to ring

    Susie Arth

    It may be a step back for Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields, but at least it lands her back in the ring. Shields, the lone American to win a gold medal in the debut of women's boxing at the 2012 London Olympics, will return to international ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  2. Helene de Pourtalès to Claressa Shields

    Lizzie Haldane

    For the first time in history, women -- 22 to be exact -- competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, participating in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian and golf. Helene de Pourtales became the first woman to medal at the Olympics when she too...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  3. Christy Martin rings in women's boxing

    Lizzie Haldane

    On March 16, 1996, Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty took to the ring in a Las Vegas boxing match that was considered by many to be the birth of modern professional women's boxing. The two staged a bloody six-round slugfest and clearly impressed the...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  4. A gold mine in Michigan

    Lizzie Haldane

    Way back on Jan. 11 1805, Congress established the Michigan Territory, providing home soil for several gold medalists at the London Olympics. Tennis star Serena Williams (born in Saginaw), gymnast Jordyn Wieber (born in DeWitt), sprinter Lauryn Willi...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  5. espnW Headliners -- Claressa Shields not giving up the fight

    Jim Caple

    Claressa Shields' boxing gold medal hasn't brought endorsements or TV interviews, but the 17-year-old isn't giving up the fight.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  6. espnW Headliners: Claressa Shields photo gallery

    Check out more of Claressa Shields' accomplishments over the past few years in our espnW Headliners gallery.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  7. Claressa Shields, an Olympic champion, wins second straight NPAL ...

    Olympic champion Claressa Shields won her second straight National Police Athletic League title Saturday night, outpointing Franchon Crews 30-19 in the 165-pound open division.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2012
  8. Olympian Claressa Shields controls bout at PAL semis

    Olympic champion Claressa Shields stopped Dara Shen in the third round Friday night at the National Police Athletic League semifinals in the women's 165-pound open division.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  9. espnW -- WNBA honors U.S. Olympians with Inspiring Women Award

    Heather Burns

    The WNBA honored the U.S. women's London Olympic team with its annual Inspiring Women Award on Monday in New York.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  10. Teens bring medal haul back from London


    The podium was a popular place to be for the high school-aged Olympians in London. Nine different girls earned at least one medal at the London Games, which came to an end with the closing ceremonies on Sunday. Team USA won a total of 104 medal...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Women's boxing a huge success

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  12. Claressa Shields wins boxing gold


    Claressa Shields, 17, will be going back to Flint with a whole lot of glint. The senior-to-be at Northwestern (Flint, Mich.) defeated 33-year-old Russian Nadezda Torlopova 19-12 on Thursday to win the gold medal in boxing's middleweight division a...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  13. 2012 London Olympics -- 17-year-old Claressa Shields beats Nadezd...

    U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, capping her swift rise to the top of women's boxing with a 19-12 victory over Russia's Nadezda Torlopova.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  14. Watch: Claressa Shields going for gold's Prim Siripipat and Bonnie D. Ford discuss Claressa Shields' attempt to win gold in women's boxing, the men's 5,000-meter final and women's soccer final against Japan:...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  15. Claressa Shields to fight for Olympic gold


    Claressa Shields, the youngest member of the United States boxing team, is the only one left standing at the London Olympics. The 17-year-old from Flint, Mich., beat Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the middleweight division on Wed...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  16. 2012 London Olympics -- U.S. Claressa Shields advances to gold-me...

    U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields dominated Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the first Olympic women's boxing tournament Wednesday, earning a spot in the gold-medal bout against Russia's Nadezda Torlopova.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012