|Date||14 – 21 August 2016|
|Location||Riocentro Pavilhão 6, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro|
|Participants||12 from 12 countries|
|Format||Single elimination tournament.|
Claressa Shields had been utterly dominant in her division since winning the 2012 Olympic title and had never remotely looked like losing even a single bout since then. As such she arrived in Rio as world champion, top seed and one of the hottest favourites of the entire Games. She did not disappoint.
Three successive points victories gave Shields the gold in Rio as she defeated opponents from Russia and Kazakhstan before turning back the challenge of Dutch fighter Nouchka Fontijn in the final. Fontijn fought bravely but could not match the accuracy or aggression of the 22-year-old from Flint, Michigan.
Shields was awarded the newly inaugurated women’s version of the Val Barker Trophy for the most stylish boxer of the 2016 Olympics. With her career record standing at 78 wins from 79 bouts in “amateur” boxing, she then felt it was time to jump to the pro ranks and made her professional debut in November 2016.
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Claressa Shields||USA||Bye|
|Match #2||Yaroslava Yakushina||RUS||Chen Nien-Chin||TPE||Decision (3 - 0)|
|Match #3 1||Dariga Shakimova||KAZ 2||Ariane Fortin||CAN||Decision (2 - 1)|
|Match #4||Khadija Mardi||MAR||Bye|
|Match #5||Li Qian||CHN||Bye|
|Match #6 3||Andreia Bandeira||BRA 4||Atheyna Bylon||PAN||Decision (2 - 1)|
|Match #7||Savannah Marshall||GBR||Anna Nash||SWE||Decision (3 - 0)|
|Match #8||Nouchka Fontijn||NED||Bye|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Claressa Shields||USA||Yaroslava Yakushina||RUS||Decision (3 - 0)|
|Match #2||Dariga Shakimova||KAZ||Khadija Mardi||MAR||Decision (3 - 0)|
|Match #3||Li Qian||CHN||Andreia Bandeira||BRA||Decision (3 - 0)|
|Match #4||Nouchka Fontijn||NED||Savannah Marshall||GBR||Decision (2 - 0)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final match.
|Match #1||Claressa Shields||USA||Dariga Shakimova||KAZ||Decision (3 - 0)|
|Match #2||Nouchka Fontijn||NED||Li Qian||CHN||Decision (2 - 1)|
|Match 1/2||Claressa Shields||USA||Nouchka Fontijn||NED||Decision (3 - 0)|