Fighting for Women's Olympic Boxing


Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics women's boxing event, all eyes are on U.S.A. phenom Claressa Shields. Cristen and Caroline share Shields' inspiring backstory and women's boxing's long road to Olympic glory.

Episode sources:

"A Conversation with Dr. C.K. Wu - more on Warriors in Skirts." Times Union. http://blog.timesunion.com/boxing/a-conversation-with-dr-c-k-wu-more-on-warriors-in-skirts/4263/

"Claressa Shields stronger after conflict with US Olympic boxing coach." Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/27/claressa-shields-olympic-boxing-billy-walsh-coach/

"Could women's Olympic boxing tournament lead to a bigger pro platform?" NBC Olympics. http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/womens-olympic-boxing-pro-platform-claressa-shields-katie-taylor

"MC Mary Kom boxes clever." BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympic_games/world_olympic_dreams/8834938.stm

"Mikaela Mayer on the Olympics: 'Just another tournament'." NBC Olympics. http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/mikaela-mayer-olympics-just-another-tournament

"T-Rex: Her Fight for the Gold." PBS Independent Lens. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/t-rex-her-fight-for-gold/

"U.S. Women's Boxing Trials: the Winners." The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2012/feb/20/us-women-boxing-trials-winners-2012?newsfeed=true

Topics in this Podcast: sports, olympics, boxing