Sheffield boxer Nicola Adams retains Olympic title

Nicola Adams going for a second historic Olympic gold
Nicola Adams going for a second historic Olympic gold

Sheffield-trained athlete Nicola Adams has become the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years.

The 33-year-old, who is part of the GB boxing team which trains at the English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe, has today defended her London 2012 title by winning gold in the women’s flyweight final at Rio 2016.

Adams won a unanimous points decision to beat France’s Sarah Ourahmoune.

It is GB’s first gold boxing medal at Rio 2016, although super-heavyweight Joe Joyce could add another on Sunday.

She said: “The gold rush continues.

“I’m now officially the most accomplished amateur boxer Great Britain has ever had. I can’t believe it.”

Adams, from Leeds, has won Olympic, European and Commonwealth golds and now becomes the first Briton to defend her Olympic crown since middleweight Harry Mallin in 1924.

Britain have now won 26 golds in Rio and 63 medals overall, two short of the record 65 won at London 2012.