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Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields Headlines First-Ever Women’s Junior/Youth Worl

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(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Reigning Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich,) is returning to major international action in a first-time event for USA Boxing. The new college student will lead a team of junior and youth female boxers in to competition at the Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships, September 20-29, at the Albena Resort in Albena, Bulgaria. Team USA is competing in the event for the first time as Shields’ aims to add her first World Championship title to her historic resume. The 18-year-old gold medalist recently began studies at Olivet College in her home state of Michigan, but continues to juggle her goals in the classroom with her intense training and competition schedule. Ten junior and youth boxers will join Shields at the event, with all of the United States competitors traveling to Bulgaria today for a pre-camp prior to the start of competition. With the recent changes made to the age divisions by AIBA, the international governing body for Olympic-style boxing, Shields and her fellow 17 and 18-year-old boxers now compete in the youth division. Four youth boxers will compete alongside Shields in Bulgaria. All of the youth competitors earned their spots on the World Championships squad at […]http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=P3vCW6UBLrM:WJbr16hAltI:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs




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