Nicola Adams Makes Olympic Boxing History
Britain’s Nicola Adams has become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold.
The 29-year-old from Leeds easily beat China’s Cancan Ren in the women’s Flyweight final at the ExCeL arena.
Adams, who was cheered on by an ecstatic crowd, never looked back after knocking her opponent down in the second round.
She told the BBC: “It’s a dream come true. I’ve just wanted this all my life. To think I’ve finally done it, I’m finally here. All this support has really made my day.”
It was the second gold of the afternoon for Team GB after Charlotte Dujardin won the individual dressage at Greenwich Park.
The two golds consolidated Britain’s third spot in the medals table. Team GB now have 51 medals in all – 24 golds, 13 silver and 14 bronze.