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  • Writer's pictureHayley Jackson

Famous Brit of the Week #61 - Nicola Adams

Today's Famous Brits Assembly was about Nicola Adams OBE. She is a British former boxer who held the WBO female flyweight title between July and November 2019 and previously the WBO interim title in 2018. Nicola became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, and the first female boxer to become a double Olympic champion after winning a second gold medal at Rio 2016, both in the flyweight division. In May 2016 she was the reigning Olympic, World and European Games champion at flyweight, and won the entire set of amateur championships available to her - Olympic, Commonwealth and European Games' titles, and the World, European and European Union championships. She also became the first openly LGBT person to win an Olympic boxing Gold medal.

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