Shields on training, winning and working harder than everyone else

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July 19, 2016, 5:30 PM

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When Claressa Shields competed at the 2012 London Games, she became the first American female boxer to win a gold medal. Now, with Rio on the horizon, it's clear Shields is hungry for more. In a rare break from training, the middleweight fighter sat down with Body Issue reporter Morty Ain to discuss the water crisis in her hometown of Flint, Michigan, and what she's doing to ensure that she nabs another Olympic gold.

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