SF Boxer Still Alive in U.S. Olympic Trials

Raquel Miller fighting for a spot on Team USA.

By Erika Okano
|  Friday, Feb 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:06 AM PDT
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Her dreams of an Olympic gold medal are still alive. San Francisco boxer Raquel Miller crushed her latest opponent on Thursday, dominating Franchon Crews 26-15.

27-year-old Miller is fighting for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. She is currently at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Spokane, Wash.

Miller is 3-1 in the double elimination tournament. She will fight Tika Hemingway of Pittsburgh, PA Friday. The winner moves on to fight on Saturday.

It will be a tough task for Miller. Hemingway won their first fight of the tournament 16-10. If Miller loses Friday, she will be eliminated.

Miller is trying to make it to the 2012 World Championships in China in May. It is the only qualifying event for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. This is the first time women's boxing will be part of the games.

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