WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJRT) - (09/28/16) - Gold medal Olympic boxer and Flint native Claressa Shields is honored in our nation's capital.
Shields, and hundreds members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, attended the “Team USA Awards” at Georgetown University Wednesday evening.
Shields was nominated for Female Athlete of the Year, but didn't win.
The award went instead to swimmer Katie Ledecky.
Shields thanked those who voted for her, and is just excited to be in Washington and meet her fans.
Shields and the rest of Team USA will attend a ceremony at the White House Thursday where they will meet President and Mrs. Obama.