USA fighter Claressa Shields guaranteed a medal with semifinal berth
Claressa Shields is going to medal again.
The 2012 gold medal boxer from Flint, Michigan, assured herself of that with a 3-0 decision over fellow middleweight Iaroslava Iakushina on Wednesday in Rio.
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Shields, 21, only lost a single round between three judges, and cruised to the win.
She’ll face Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in a semifinal. Since both losing semifinalists in boxing receive bronze medals, she is guaranteed a medal.
The other semifinal sees Li Qian of China and Nouchka Fontijin of the Netherlands.