Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Rio Gold Medalists Shields, Johnson Win Sportswoman Award

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Rio Gold Medalists Shields, Johnson Win Sportswoman Award

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NEW YORK - Claressa Shields did a cartwheel in the ring after winning her second Olympic boxing gold medal in Rio, and she's not done being honored quite yet. Shields and water polo goaltender Ashleigh Johnson were recognized as Sportswomen of the Year at the Women's Sports Foundation's annual dinner Wednesday night.

Shields received the individual honor sporting an updated tattoo on her right biceps. The image has the Olympic rings with the words Rio and London, and she added Au, which stands for gold on the periodic table, after defending her middleweight title in Rio.

The 21-year-old Shields will decide in the coming years if she wants to add Tokyo' for the 2020 Games.

"I'm back in the gym, trying to figure out what's the best move next, Shields said. …

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