Team GB's Nicola Makes Olympic History
Boxer Nicola Adams is the latest member of Team GB to make Olympic history. The 29-year-old won gold in the women's flyweight boxing competition yesterday, making her the first female boxer to win gold at the Olympics, as this was the first time that women's boxing was included in the Games. Nicola beat Chinese boxer Ren Cancan, the current world number one, in the final to claim her prize.
Nicola previously won gold at the 2011 European Union Amateur Championships, and has won silver medals at the World Amateur Championships on three occasions. Her success came despite an injury which led Team GB doctor, Mike Loosemore, to wonder if she would ever walk again. She is already setting her sights on the next Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, hoping to win a second gold medal to add to her collection.
Irish competitor Katie Taylor, known as one of the best Irish athletes of her generation, also took home gold in her event, the women's lightweight boxing. Within Team GB it was another a great day for the girls, as Charlotte Dujardin and Jade Jones also claimed gold medals in the Dressage and Taekwondo events respectively.
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