NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Newark is set to honor Olympic boxing silver medalist Shakur Stevenson with a parade on Sunday.
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The 16-year-old was one of the final five in the U.S. women’s gymnastic team that won gold in Rio. She also won an individual silver medal on the balance beam.
Stevenson is an elite 19-year-old with sophisticated boxing skills and incredible athleticism.MORE NEWS: Nets Drop First Game Without Durant, Fall To Cavs 114-107
The parade for Stevenson begins at noon on Broad Street in Newark.