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Claressa Shields is an upset winner

Updated: February 18, 2012, 11:43 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Claressa Shields is 16 and a great boxer and a possible Olympian; but she is also a teenager.

So even though the referee raised her arm in triumph after her victory over Tika Hemingway, sending Shields to Saturday's championship round of the U.S. women's Olympic boxing trials, it didn't matter. As reporters peppered her with questions Thursday night, Shields stood with a glum expression, seemingly on the verge of tears and giving brief, occasionally one-word ...

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