It’s no secret that women athletes were definitely the ones to watch over the 2 past weeks at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Boxer Claressa Shields kept the momentum and the milestones going after becoming the first American boxer to score consecutive gold medals at the Olympics.
Shields, an American middleweight, maintained her world No1 ranking in the 75kg division after claiming victory over Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands.
While Shields hasn’t received as much media coverage as many of her fellow American competitors, her story is definitely one of perseverance. The Flint, Michigan native heads one of the United States’ most successful boxing teams in decades.
Film. ‘T-Rex.’ A Documentary About the Youngest — And one of the First Women — To Compete At the Olympics For Boxing. | SUPERSELECTED – Black Fashion Magazine Black Models Black Contemporary Artists Art Black Musicians
Directed by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari, T-Rex tells the story of 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. In 2012, Shields, a native of Flint, Michigan, went to the Olympics as the youngest – and one of the first women – to compete in boxing.