Ohio’s Oshae Jones earns bronze in Tokyo Olympics women’s welterweight boxing

Oshae Jones, originally from Toledo, won bronze at her first Olympic Games as part of the US women’s boxing team. And she will go down in history for her victory. Jones is the first female US welterweight boxer to box the US in the Olympics and is the first to win a medal. Jones lost her semi-final bout in the women’s welterweight division 4-1 on Wednesday after putting in a good fight in three rounds. While it might not be the result she wanted, Jones won’t come home empty-handed. In boxing – both semi-final losers are guaranteed a bronze medal. WLWT spoke to Jones ahead of her Olympic debut with the team. She said she never knew her calling was in the ring until one day her father told her to “wrap up” at the gym. He showed me how to put the wraps on my ankles for them. Then he made me save a girl! And she’s been there for about two years, ”said Jones. Jones was a natural from the start. Five years later, her career began to climb the ranks and organizations. “My first year, that was 2016-2017, my first elite year, I went to the Nationals. So they say if I do this three more times before the Olympics, then I can go. So I was just like, ‘Oh why not’ you know I’m already winning, why not really, you know, do my best, ”Jones said. Jones says growing up it wasn’t hard for her to avoid trouble, but it was always around. She said that her experiences in the ring allow her to change things outside of the ring. “I’m just not happy with the lifestyle I have right now. When I see what’s around me or the gangbang and the drugs, I just want a better life for myself and my family, that’s motivation, ”said Jones, who made it to Tokyo a year later than planned. It’s an opportunity she wants to take full advantage of. “I think you have invested your mind, heart, soul and body in everything you have. You can do it. You never know what’s going to happen. So, I just want to tell everyone that they are moving on. Never give up and follow your dream, ”said Jones. Jones tweeted to her fans on Wednesday saying, “It was a great run! I will leave Tokyo with a bronze medal!

Oshae Jones, originally from Toledo, won bronze at her first Olympic Games as part of the US women’s boxing team.

And she will go down in history for her victory.

Jones is the first Team USA welterweight female boxer to represent USA Boxing in the Olympics and is the first to win a medal.

Jones lost her semi-final bout in the women’s welterweight division 4-1 on Wednesday after delivering a good fight in three rounds.

Even though it might not be the result she wanted, Jones won’t come home empty-handed.

In boxing – both semi-final losers are guaranteed a bronze medal.

WLWT spoke to Jones ahead of her Olympic debut with the team.

She said she never knew her calling was in the ring until one day her father told her to “wrap up” at the gym.

“He showed me how to wrap up. He showed me how to put the wraps on my ankles for them. Then he made me save a girl! And she’s been there for two years, ”said Jones.

Jones was a natural. Five years later, her career began climbing the ranks and organizations.

“My first year, that was 2016-2017, my first elite year, I went to the Nationals. So they say if I do this three more times before the Olympics, then I can go. So I was just like, ‘Oh why not’ you know I’m already winning, why not really try my best, ”said Jones.

Jones says growing up it wasn’t hard for her to avoid trouble, but it was always around. She said that her experiences in the ring enable her to change what is going on outside the ring.

“I’m just not happy with the lifestyle I have right now. When I see what’s around me, or the gangbangs and the drugs, I just want a better life for myself and my family, so that’s motivation, ”said Jones.

Now, with full days of weights, fitness and sparring during the training camp, she finally made it to Tokyo a year later than planned. It’s an opportunity she wants to take full advantage of.

“I think you have invested your mind, your heart, your soul, your body all in what you have. You can do it. You never know what’s going to happen. So, I just want to tell everyone that they are moving on. Never give up and follow your dream, ”said Jones.

Jones tweeted to her fans on Wednesday saying, “It was a great run! I will leave Tokyo with a bronze medal! I love all of my supporters and fans!”

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