Published On: Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
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After Narrow Escape From Home Fire, American Jones Eyes Goldon July 31, 2021 at 11:25 am

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TOKYO—After losing most of her home and thousands of dollars worth of boxing equipment in a fire in May, U.S. welterweight Oshae Jones said her eyes were on the gold prize now she was assured of a medal at the Tokyo Games. “I had a vision of me standing on the podium and I practise my gold medal speech every day, so I plan on it,” Jones said after beating Dominican Maria Moronta in the quarterfinals on Friday, securing at least a bronze. Jones narrowly escaped a fire that destroyed more than half of the home that she and her boyfriend had bought in Toledo, Ohio—a “fixer-upper” that they were almost done renovating. “I feel like with the Olympic Games postponed a whole year and me losing 60, 80 percent of my things, I feel like it was just adding fuel to the fire, literally, to me keep pushing,” the …

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