Road to Rio

Nicola Adams
Boxe Grã-Bretanha

Nicola Adams

Won the first ever women’s Olympic boxing gold medal, at London 2012 Three-times silver medallist at world championships
Category: up to 51kg Date and place of birth: 26 October 1982 – Leeds, England
Height: 1.63m Weight: 51kg

Trivia

Started boxing aged 12 “My mum couldn’t get a babysitter for me and my brother so she took us to an after school boxing club and that was it – I loved it!” She has appeared on TV as an actress “I guess I like performing. I’d like to be in an action film or TV series!”
Other sports she has done Golf, archery, shooting and quad bike riding Outside of the ring she likes to Watch films, play computer games and spend time with her family and friends
Favourite food Mexican food and chicken Pets She has a dobermann dog, called Dexter

On becoming the first female
Olympic boxing champion

Idols

“It was better than I could have ever imagined. There was nothing that prepared me for the praise and recognition I received.” Sugar Ray Leonard
Muhammad Ali
Her mum
Nicola Adams
Rio is an amazing city. The people are very welcoming and love to celebrate together so I’m sure it’ll be even more exciting for the Games. I'm expecting lots of music and dancing.
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