Top Ten Videos to watch

HISTORY Brings 'Roots' Cast And Crew To The White House For Screening
Graduates tossing caps into the air
Freddie Gray Baltimore Protests
Mid section of man in graduation gown holding diploma
Legendary Baseball Player Tony Gwynn's Family Files A Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco
ME.jailhouse#2.0117.CW Montebello City Council has approved use of a private contractor to run the n
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Addresses Police Misconduct At Chicago City Council Meeting
WWII Soldiers Standing In A Flag Draped Sunset - SIlhouette
Students Taking a College Exam
Bill Cosby Preliminary Hearing
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Worried black businesswoman at desk
Tyler Perry And Soledad O'Brien Host Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35 Years Of Ministry
Teacher with group of preschoolers sitting at table
FBI Officials Discuss Apprehension Of Explosions Suspect After Three-Day Manhunt
NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons
US-POLITICS-OBAMA
Protests Erupt In Chicago After Video Of Police Shooting Of Teen Is Released
24673281
US-VOTE-DEMOCRAT-SANDERS
Nine Dead After Church Shooting In Charleston
Portrait of senior African woman holding money
Medicare
President Bush Speals At Federalist Society's Gala
Police
Police Line Tape
Senior Woman's Hands
Police officers running
New Orleans Residents Return to Housing Projects
David Banner
Leave a comment

Claressa ShieldsClaressa Shields made history Thursday night when she became first U.S. fighter to win a gold medal in women’s boxing.

SEE ALSO: Claressa Shields Wins 1st Gold Medal Ever For U.S. Women’s Olympic Boxing!

The Flint, Mich., native slugged her way to a 19-12 victory over Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova. Though she has only been on the international fight scene for less than two years, Shields is on her way to stardom. To help you become acquainted with this rising star, NewsOne has provided some quick facts you may not have known about this rising phenom.

1) Heading into the Olympic trials in Spokane, Wash., Shields had a 19-0 record. [Source: NPR.com]

2) Shields was once nicknamed the “16-year-old sensation.” [Source: NPR.com]

Watch Claressa Shields on her road to London:

3) Currently, Shields is a student at Flint Northwestern High School [Source: The Detroit News.com]

4) While she was edged out of the women’s world championships in China earlier this year, Shields still recovered to earn a spot on the U.S. women’s boxing team. [Source: HuffPost Sports]

5) Shields’ cockiness in the ring recently earned her a comparison to Muhammad Ali in the New York Times. [Source: The New York Times]

Watch Claressa Shields return after a triumphant victory overseas:

6) Shields is #12 in the middleweight world ranking. [Source: Spiegel Online.com]

7) Shields has cited legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson as her greatest inspiration. [Source: Detroit Free Press]

8) After her father was released from prison, Shields would accompany him when he trained at Berston Field House in Flint. Here, Shields first fell in love with boxing and began her training. [Source: Spiegel Online.com]

Watch Claressa Shields during a training session:

9) Jason Crutchfield, who trained Shields, also acts as a father figure to help keep her on track. [Source: Spiegel Online.com]

10) Shields’s successful gold medal bout was shown on a large screen in Flint Northwestern High School’s auditorium. [Source: Detroit Free Press]

RELATED: Claressa Shields Wins 1st Ever Gold Medal In Women’s Olympic Boxing

Also On News One: