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Nicola Adams

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Nicola Adams’ Bio

Nicola Adams is a female Boxer from Leeds, England.

Nicola began her career in Boxing with her first bout at the age of 13, but it was four years before she found a second opponent. In 2001, she became the first female boxer to represent England in recognised international competition.

In 2012, women’s boxing was included in the Olympic Games for the first time. Nicola Adams won Gold, making her the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title, and the first woman to win Gold at both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

Nicola is the first female Boxer to be awarded by the Boxing Writers’ Club of Great Britain, and the first woman to ever be invited to the club’s awards ceremony.

Personal Life

Nicola is openly gay, and was the first openly gay athlete to win an Olympic Boxing Gold medal in 2012.


Boxing Titles

2018 - interim WBO World Flyweight Champion
2015 - European Games | 51kg Gold
2014 - Commonwealth Games | 51kg Gold
2012 - Summer Olympic Games | 51kg Gold
2011 - European Amateur Championships | 51kg Gold
2011 - European Union Amateur Championships | 51kg Gold
2010 - World Amateur Championships | 51kg Silver
2008 - World Amateur Championships | 54kg Silver
2007 - European Amateur Championships | 54kg Silver
2006 - England Amateur Championships | Gold
2005 - England Amateur Championships | Gold
2004 - England Amateur Championships | Gold
2003 - England Amateur Championships | Gold

Boxing Awards

2015 - AIBA / Best Woman Boxer
2013 - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
2013 - Glamour Awards / Sportswoman of the Year
2012 - Boxing Writers’ Club of Great Britain / Joe Bromley Award
2012 - The Independent / Most Influential LGBT Person in Britain
BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year Nominee

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