You Hit Like a Girl: Meet the Youngest U.S. Olympic Boxer in Forty Years You Hit Like a Girl: Meet the Youngest U.S. Olympic Boxer in Forty Years
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You Hit Like a Girl: Meet the Youngest U.S. Olympic Boxer in Forty Years

by Zachary Slobig

July 20, 2012

A few months ago she had a water balloon fight on her 17 birthday, soon she'll be the youngest female boxer fighting for a gold in the London Olympics—the first time in the history of the games that women will compete in boxing. Meet Flint, Michigan's Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, a strong medal favorite and "superstar in the making."

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You Hit Like a Girl: Meet the Youngest U.S. Olympic Boxer in Forty Years