claressa shields en Story of Flint boxer Claressa Shields wins a Peabody Award <p>The public radio production <a href=""><em>Radio Diaries</em></a> was recognized today with a George Foster Peabody Award for its production 'Teen Contender.'</p><p>The first-person diary followed Flint boxer Claressa Shields as she prepared for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The 2012 games were the first to allow women's boxing.</p><p>Shields won gold, by the way. Here is her Mom reacting to her win:</p><p></p><p>And here's a trailer for the radio diary that won the Peabody award:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" src=";portrait=0&amp;color=FCA800" webkitallowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" width="400"></iframe></p><p>And here's the diary itself:</p><p><iframe src=";show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=false" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The diary aired on NPR's <em>All Things Considered</em> in February 2012. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:52:20 +0000 Mark Brush 11894 at Story of Flint boxer Claressa Shields wins a Peabody Award Biden, Romney, Ryan campaign in Michigan this week <p>Vice President Joe Biden, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, will all make campaign stops in southeast <a href="">Michigan</a> this week.</p><p>Vice President Joe Biden made an afternoon stop in Detroit today, where he held what the Obama Campaign called a grassroots event at Renaissance High School.</p><p>Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields introduced Biden to a packed crown in the school's atrium.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:28:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8770 at Biden, Romney, Ryan campaign in Michigan this week Flint's favorite daughter: Claressa Shields takes gold <p></p><p>Seventeen-year-old Claressa Shields has won the first US women&rsquo;s gold medal in boxing.</p><p>And her hometown of Flint is celebrating. Residents came together to watch Claressa&rsquo;s triumph in a standing-room-only bar downtown. Everyone was there, from the mayor, to families with babies strapped into high chairs.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:09:49 +0000 Kate Wells 8622 at Flint's favorite daughter: Claressa Shields takes gold SPOILER ALERT: Claressa Shields Olympic Result <p>Scroll down for the result! Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:05:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8614 at SPOILER ALERT: Claressa Shields Olympic Result Going for the gold: Flint's Claressa Shields heads to final match <p></p><p>Flint&rsquo;s Olympic female boxer Claressa Shields will fight for a gold medal.&nbsp; The boxer&#39;s family and friends gathered to watch their hometown athlete in her semifinal match this morning. &nbsp;</p><p>It was an all-out brawl of a fight, fast and breathless and dominated by Shields. She took down Kazakhstan&rsquo;s Marina Volnova 29 to 15.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:12:42 +0000 Kate Wells 8601 at Going for the gold: Flint's Claressa Shields heads to final match Young Flint boxer qualifies for London games <p>Flint&#39;s hometown darling, 17-year old boxer Claressa Shields, will be heading to London this summer to compete for Olympic gold.</p><p><a href="|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p">The Detroit Free press reports</a> that Shields confirmed the news from&nbsp; Qinhuangdao, China where she had been competing in the AIBA women&#39;s world championships.</p><p>From the Freep:</p><blockquote><p>Shields earned her spot into the Games when England&#39;s Savannah Marshall -- who defeated Shields in the second round earlier this week -- won her semifinal match today and advanced to the finals of the middleweight division.</p></blockquote><p>Despite her early round loss, the Free Press writes, standings worked in Shields&#39; favor and she earned one of the few Olympic berths from continental America.</p><p>Women&#39;s boxing will be making it&#39;s Olympic debut in London.</p><p><em>-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em></p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 17:57:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7533 at Young Flint boxer qualifies for London games Flint boxer wins again at U.S. Olympic trials <div id="cboxOverlay" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</div><div id="colorbox" style="padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 42px; display: none;"><div id="cboxWrapper"><div><div id="cboxTopLeft" style="float: left;">&nbsp;</div><div id="cboxTopCenter" style="float: left;">&nbsp;</div><div id="cboxTopRight" style="float: left;">&nbsp;</div></div><div style="clear: left;"><div id="cboxMiddleLeft" style="float: left;">&nbsp;</div><div id="cboxContent" style="float: left;"><div id="cboxLoadedContent" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</div><div id="cboxLoadingOverlay">&nbsp;</div Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:14:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 6221 at Flint boxer convincingly wins her first bout in Olympic trials <p>16 year old&nbsp;Claressa Shields is the youngest&nbsp;fighter trying to&nbsp;win a spot on the U.S.&nbsp;Olympic boxing team.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>She made her case&nbsp;for&nbsp;representing&nbsp;the U.S. in London this summer by defeating the top&nbsp;ranked woman in&nbsp;her weight class last&nbsp;night.&nbsp;</p><p>Here&#39;s what the Seattle Spokesman-Review&nbsp;said&nbsp;about Shields performance last night:</p><p><em>The 16-year-old middleweight from Flint, Mich., turned the first U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women&rsquo;s Boxing on end Monday night with a dominant performance in upsetting top-seeded Franchon Crews in a crackling highlight to the opening round.</em></p><p><em>And on a night when nerves seemed to earn a draw in more than a handful of bouts, the youngest competitor among the 24 trying to take the next step to the London Olympics betrayed none.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;I wanted it &ndash; I wanted to fight her as soon as I qualified,&rdquo; said Shields. &ldquo;She was saying she&rsquo;s the best, so if she&rsquo;s the best, I wanted her. Piece of work.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>It&rsquo;s hardly over for Crews, a five-time national champion. But now she&rsquo;ll have to fight her way back in the double-elimination event, as only the champions in the three weight classes qualify for the AIBA World Championships in China this May.</em></p><p><em>A top-eight finish there guarantees fighters a spot in the first Olympic women&rsquo;s boxing competition in July.</em></p><p>Shields will face another Michigan fighter in&nbsp;her next bout. Centerline&#39;s&nbsp;Andrecia&nbsp;Wasson&nbsp;was the&nbsp;2010 Welterweight World&nbsp;Champion. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:47:04 +0000 Steve Carmody 6203 at Flint boxer convincingly wins her first bout in Olympic trials A Puncher's Chance - Flint boxer hopes to qualify for U.S. Olympic team <p>&nbsp;Women will compete for&nbsp;<a href="">Olympic&nbsp;</a>medals in boxing for the first time this summer.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;One of the women training hard for a shot at Olympic boxing gold is a teenager from Flint.</p><p>Claressa Shields is 16 years old.&nbsp;&nbsp;And she is scary good in the boxing ring.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Shields has won 19 amateur fights. 14 times she&rsquo;s stopped her opponent by knocking them out.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 5921 at A Puncher's Chance - Flint boxer hopes to qualify for U.S. Olympic team