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Nicola reveals her fight against adversity, as she changed attitudes and minds to women in boxing. Interview with Rob Bonnet for BBC World News/BBC Extra Time.

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Achievements

  • 2016: Gold – Olympic Games Rio

    2016: Gold – World Championships Astana

    2015: Gold – European Games Baku

    2014: Gold – Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    2013: Gold – European Championships

    2013: Appointed MBE

  • 2012: Gold – Olympic Games (London 2012)

    2012: Silver – AIBA World Championships

    2011: Gold – European Championships

    2008: Silver – AIBA World Championships

    2007: Silver – European Championships

Timeline

A star is born!

Born October 26th 1982.

First female boxer to represent England!

elected by the ABA, Nikki fought against an Irish Boxer for the first time. Winning Gold

International Box Cup, Norway. Bronze

English Amateur National Championships, Gold

She became English amateur champion for the first time.

English Amateur National Championships, Gold

English Amateur National Champs 2004

York v Canada, Gold

Ahmet Comert Box Cup, Bronze

Witch Cup in Hungary, Silver

European Championships, Silver

Witch Cup in Hungary, Gold

World Championships, Silver

Angered Centrum Box Cup, Gold

First Female Olympic Boxing Champion

The first time women are able to compete in boxing at the Games, Nicola wins Gold

No.1 - Independent on Sunday Pink List

Nicola tops the list of influential and inspirational LGBT peers

Sports Personality of the Year 2012 - nominated

Amongst other esteemed athletes, Nicola is one of the 12 nominated off the back of a very successful Olympic Games for Team GB

Awarded MBE

The Queen honours Nicola as a Member of the British Embassy

Sportswoman of the Year 2013

Glamour Awards recognises Nicola's contribution to sport

European Championships - Gold

Nicola maintains her top position

A 'Leading Lady' for M&S

Along with Helen Mirren, Laura Mvula, Ellie Golding and Katie Piper, Nicola models key pieces from the AW13 range

Waterloo Road cameo

Nicola appears as herself, helping young Casey build her confidence in the ring

ITV Sports Life Stories airs

The documentary highlights Nicola’s journey to winning the first women's Olympic Gold in boxing

First female Commonwealth Boxing Champion

Nicola makes history again by securing Gold

World Championships, Silver

European Union Amateur Championships, Gold

First female National Champion, Police Boxing Association of England

European Championships, Riccione, Italy, Gold

National ABA Women’s Boxing, Gold

ABA Senior International Competition, Gold

European Games 2015, Gold

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams won flyweight gold in Baku.

Gold Medal Win at Rio 2016

The Adams Team

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