From Flint to the Olympics

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Claressa "T-Rex" Shields training with Coach Jason Crutchfield at FWC Berston Gym in Flint, Michigan

Flint’s boxing sensation Claressa Shields was nicknamed "T-Rex" for her short arms and ferocious fight. In the documentary "T-Rex," filmmakers Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari follow Shields, at age 17, along with her hometown coach Jason Crutchfield as they train for the 2012 Olympics, the first to allow women boxers.

— Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen

T-Rex is streaming free at PBS Independent Lens. Here is a trailer: