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Claressa Shields

Photograph By Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Gold medalist Claressa Shields departs the awards ceremony following her victory in the women's middleweight boxing final of the London Games. The American teenager won 19-12 over Russia's Nadezda Torlopova. At 17 years and 145 days, Shields was the youngest boxer to win an Olympic gold medal since compatriot John Fields won the featherweight title at the 1924 Games in Paris as a 16-year-old.