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Fighting for gold: The Rau’Shee Warren story

By Josh Blessing and Alex Kartman  |  BSU at the Games

“Boxing saved my life.”

Those words, spoken by Rau’Shee Warren echo the harsh past he left behind when he started boxing for Team USA.

Now competing in his third Olympic Games, Warren fights for a chance to bring gold back to his hometown of Cincinnati, where crime devastated the streets he grew up on.

Also check out our full photo gallery on Rau’Shee.

Josh Blessing is a junior telecommunications major and Alex Kartman is a graduate student studying digital storytelling at Ball State University. They both cover sports for BSU at the Games. Follow Josh, Alex and the BSU team at @JoshJBlessing, @ajkartman@bsuatthegames and www.facebook.com/bsuatthegames.

Daily Video: The Rau’Shee Warren Story

“Boxing saved my life.” Those words, spoken by Rau’Shee Warren echo the harsh past he left behind when he started boxing for Team USA.

Now competing in his third Olympic Games, Warren fights for a chance to bring gold back to his hometown of Cincinnati, where crime devastated the streets he grew up on.

The Rau’Shee Warren Story

Photo of the day: Boxer Rau’Shee Warren

Team USA Boxer Rau’Shee Warren fights today in the Men’s Fly (52kg) event as one of two American boxers left in the competition. See our full gallery of Warren here.

Photo by Valerie Carnevale.

Photo Gallery: Rau’Shee Warren

Is the third time a charm for Cincinnati native Rau’Shee Warren? A competitor in both the Athens and Beijing Olympics, Warren is competing for Team USA for a third time in boxing. He is one of two American boxers left in the competition. Check out our video piece on Rau’Shee here.

Photos by Valerie Carnevale.

Photo of the week: In the gym with boxer Rau’Shee Warren

Rau’Shee Warren hits the gym in his hometown of Cincinatti. Hailing from the impoverished Westwood community, Rau’Shee first began training at age six and won his first amateur fight at the age of eight.

This year, Rau’Shee made history by becoming the first athlete to qualify for three U.S. Olympic boxing teams. Watch for him at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Our story on Rau’Shee is coming soon. Watch the promo here.

Photo by BSU at the Games.

2012 Team USA Media Summit


Seven members of the BSU at the Games team interviewed athletes and viewed sports demonstrations at the 2012 Team USA Media Summit in Dallas in May. Read more about it here.

Photos by Ryan Sparrow and Chris Taylor.

 

Athletes in order of appearance:

1. Kayla Harrison (Judo) 2. Mary Killman and Maria Koroleva (Synchronized Swimming) 3. Brady Ellison (Archery) 4. Brady Ellison 5. Errol Spence, Jr. (Boxing) 6. Michael Phelps (Swimming) 7. First Lady Michelle Obama 8. Rau’Shee Warren (Boxing) 9. Mary Killman (Synchronized Swimming) 10. Alex Meyer (Swimming) 11. Alexander Massiaslas (Fencing) 12. Hunter Kemper (Triathlon) 13. Jessica Long (Paralympic Swimming) 14. Thomas Finchum (Diving) 15. Joseph Diaz, Jr. (Boxing) 16. Wallace Spearmon (Track & Field) 17. Trey Hardee (Track & Field) 18. Nastia Liukin (Gymnastics) 19. Joshua Richmond (Shooting)