1. Claressa Shields is pretty much your normal 17 year-old girl. She likes Twitter, she likes boys, and she takes the bus to school. Except, unlike most 17 year-old’s, she also happens to be the youngest woman ever to box in the Olympics. Yup. It all started six years ago, when her Dad took her to a local boxing gym, and she said she wanted to box. Even though he said “Hell no” she went ahead with it, and now she’s become an official member of USA Boxing Team and been named “Most Outstanding Boxer” at the Olympic Trials. That’s a pretty mind-blowing trajectory. It’s also the subject of the documentary T. Rex, our Project of the Day. Check it out.

    Claressa Shields is pretty much your normal 17 year-old girl. She likes Twitter, she likes boys, and she takes the bus to school. Except, unlike most 17 year-old’s, she also happens to be the youngest woman ever to box in the Olympics. Yup. It all started six years ago, when her Dad took her to a local boxing gym, and she said she wanted to box. Even though he said “Hell no” she went ahead with it, and now she’s become an official member of USA Boxing Team and been named “Most Outstanding Boxer” at the Olympic Trials. That’s a pretty mind-blowing trajectory. It’s also the subject of the documentary T. Rex, our Project of the Day. Check it out.