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Nicola Adams

Olympic athlete from United Kingdom

Nicola Virginia Adams (born 26 October 1982) is an English boxer, boxing for Haringey Police Community Club. As of July 2012 she was rated world number two in the Flyweight (51kg) division, behind Chinese world champion Ren Cancan. On 9 August 2012, Adams became the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Adams was born in Leeds. She was educated at Agnes Stewart Church of England High School in the Burmantofts area of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Adams fought (and won) her first bout at age 13, but it was four years before she found a second opponent. In 2001 she became the first woman boxer ever to represent England, in a fight against an Irish boxer. In 2003 she became English amateur champion for first time, and she retained the title at the next 3 championships. In 2007 Adams was the first English female to win a medal in a major tournament, taking silver in the bantamweight (54kg) division at the European Championships in Denmark. She took silver again at the world championships in Ningbo, China in 2008. The following year she was ruled out of sport for several months by a back injury, but she returned to success at the 2010 world championships  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Babyface
Date of birth
1982-10-26
Place of birth
Leeds
Nationality
United Kingdom
Profession
Athlete

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