I didn't see anyone post about this before, but I was away during nearly all of July, during which I didn't check the board much, so sorry if it was already posted.
Claressa Shields is taking part in the first women's Olympic boxing event. She just beat probably the most decorated female boxer ever and is already guaranteed at least bronze. She was way too quick for Laurell, which made up for her huge size disadvantage. I doubt it was televised; I watched it on atdhenet.tv's boxing feed. Her next bout is Wednesday at 2:30 BST. http://www.london2012.com/boxing/event/women-middle-75kg/index.html?v=20120806-163612117
Like many in Flint, her story isn't the happiest of tales. It's a wonderful story even if this girl wasn't from Michigan, but that she's from around the same parts is I am makes it even better. Best of luck to her.