Washington Post
Date: 2012-02-20
Author: Amy Shipley

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SPOKANE, Wash. The Districts Tyrieshia Douglas turned her head and shot a grimace at her coach when the final score was announced, as her opponent inside the red, white and blue ropes prematurely raised a fist to celebrate. Seconds later, when Douglas officially learned her crushing fate she had been eliminated from the U.S. Olympic womens boxing trials in the championship round she walked quickly to the ropes, ducked under and slid hastily out.Whatever pain Douglas felt after losing in a 32-17 decision to Marlen Esparza on her sixth straight night of fighting here Saturday night, she kept it tightly inside. The end result seemed plainly excruciating: Esparza claimed the lone Olympic team slot in the 112-pound flyweight class; Douglas go...(read more)
... SPOKANE, Wash. The Districts Tyrieshia Douglas turned her head and shot a grimace at her coach when the final score was announced, as her opponent inside the red, white and blue ropes prematurely raised a fist to celebrate. Seconds later, when Dougl ...
... who had pushed her into the losers bracket with a defeat on Tuesday. Douglas insisted, however, that she wasnt tired even while rattling off a stream of perfunctory, short answers that suggested otherwise.It was a good experience, she said without e ...


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