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2012 marked the first year that women boxers were allowed to compete in the Summer Olympics. Our audio diary followed Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old from Flint, Michigan, with a dream -- to become the first American woman to win Olympic gold in boxing. And she did just that. But how much does a gold medal really change things for a teenager in Flint?
Claressa Shields is a boxer. In 2012, female boxers were allowed to compete in the Summer Olympics for the first time. Back then, Claressa recorded her way from Flint to the London Olympics for Radio Diaries. Now, the Rio Olympics are around the corner and she wants to bring home gold once again. We get to re-listen to her old recordings - and hear an update on Claressa's life.
Recommended by #aamt on August 02, 2016