Contact Us

U.S. Olympic Teen Wins Gold in Boxing, Sticks Out Tongue

The United States has a new Olympic gold medalist in the middleweight classification and she’s a teenager with a sassy attitude.  17-year-old Claressa Shields even stuck her tongue out at Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova before her 19-12 win.

claressa shields
Smells Like Teen Spirit /Getty Images

Shields had all the right moves to beat her opponent Thursday.  The Associated Press is reporting her style was free-spirited and described her strength as brute.

Shields was even cocky enough to stick out her tongue at Torlopova in the final round, after dodging some punches.

The teen won America’s only gold medal for boxing.

Shields is from Flint, Mich., and is new to boxing, having been in competition for less than two years.

Best of 710 KEEL

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KEEL VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KEEL VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.