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Michigan native claims first Gold Medal in women's boxing at Olympics

FLINT, Mich -- Women's boxing appeared for the first time at the 2012 games in London.

And history was made.

Team USA's Claressa Shields won gold in the middleweight division.

And on Friday, her family and friends in Flint were talking about her win.

Shields said she hopes to become an influence in female boxing.

But people are glad there is just a positive role model that the kdis of flint can look up to now.

"It's one of the brighter things that came out of here in the last eyar, instead of all the kids getting killed and killing each other,"  one person said. "I know she has a positive influence on a lot of other young teenagers."

The soon-to-be high school senior is the first American woman to win a Gold Medal in boxing.

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