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London 2012 Olympics: Boxer Marlen Esparza Wins Bronze Medal

Marlen Esparza of the United States in action against Cancan Ren of China during the Women's Fly (51kg) Boxing.

Marlen Esparza of the United States in action against Cancan Ren of China during the Women's Fly (51kg) Boxing.  (2012 Getty Images)

Female flyweight boxer Marlen Esparza has earned her first medal, a bronze, in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Esparza faced Ren Cancan of China in the semifinal round on Wednesday and lost to her in points by a score of 10-8. She faltered in the first three rounds and was only able to manage a tie in the fourth and final round.

Ren will face British opponent Nicola Adams on Thursday to determine who wins the gold and silver medals in the women's flyweight division.

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