Claressa Shields Nude ESPN Body Issue Pictures. Claressa Shields (born March 17, 1995) is an American boxer. She qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In August 2012 she became the first U.S. woman to win a boxing gold medal at the London Olympic games. She won the Olympic middleweight title by defeating Russian boxer Nadezda Torlopova 19–12 in London.
In May 2012, she qualified to compete at the 2012 Olympics, in the first year that women’s boxing was an Olympic event. Claressa was the youngest boxer at the February 2012 U.S. Olympic trials, where she won the 165-pound weight class.
In March 2016, she qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Following Claressa Shields’ victory at the U.S. Olympic trials, it was initially reported that she would need only a top-8 finish at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, in order to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. On May 10, the day after the contest began but before Claressa’s first bout, a change to the rules was announced that meant she would need to place in the top two from the Americas.
Claressa Shields won her first round, but suffered an upset loss in the second round on May 13 to Savannah Marshall of England, bringing Shields’ record to 26-1. Her chances for qualification thus depended on Marshall’s subsequent performance; after Marshall advanced to the middleweight finals on May 18, it was announced that Shields had earned an Olympic berth. She won a gold medal in the end, after beating Russian boxer Nadezda Torlopova 19–12.
In 2014, she won the World Championships.
In 2015, Claressa became the first American to win titles in women’s boxing at the Olympics and Pan American games.
In 2016, Claressa Shields won gold at 2016 Americas Qualifier in Argentina.