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Digest: Capitol Heights' Gary Russell wins to earn spot on U.S. Olympic boxing team

Digest: Capitol Heights' Gary Russell wins to earn spot on U.S. Olympic boxing team

Light welterweight Gary Russell of Capitol Heights qualified for the Summer Games with a unanimous quarterfinal victory at 141 pounds over Obada Alkasbeh of Jordan at the World Olympic Qualification Event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Russell's older brother Gary Russell Jr. was a 2008 U.S. Olympian. Russell will compete in the semifinal round of the Americas qualifier today.

"I've always been an Olympian but it feels good to be one step closer," Russell said. "Combinations, my jab and good defense have been the keys. You have to have a certain mindset where you are willing to change the...

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