Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/8/13
(Eds: Retransmits to reorder photos. With AP Photos.) By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer At an ice-breaker during their orientation last month, the incoming freshmen at Olivet College were asked to tell their classmates two truths and a lie about themselves. When it was Claressa Shields' turn, some of the students decided ''winning gold at the London Olympics'' certainly was the lie. No, others said, the fib was that Shields is a boxer. The truth? Hardly anyone would believe it. And winning an Olympic gold medal as a 17-year-old boxer is only the half of it. ''She has come so far from ... that little girl who didn't have a coat but still got up in wintertime and went to school. Who didn't have anything to eat and still made her way,'' said Mickey Rouse, who has become a mother figure to Shields and whose husband, Jason Crutchfield, coaches the Olympic champion. ''That girl, who can forget her? That's remarkable.'' A year after winning the Olympic middleweight title in London - ...
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