Daryl Homer made a historic win in the Olympics for Team USA earlier this month when he won the silver medal in men’s sabre fencing. He became the first American to take home the award in 112 years. (ROBERT GAUTHIER/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)
Boxer Claressa Shields was crowned as a two-time gold medal Olympic champion on Aug. 21. Shields, who is from Flint, Michigan, earned the gold medal at this year’s Olympics and at the 2012 London Olympics. She is the first U.S. boxer to ever win consecutive Olympic gold medals.
(WALLY SKALIJ/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)