Team great britain olympic boxers

Live coverage of Olympics Day 12, featuring Team GB women's boxer Nicola Adams (Image © Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history by beating China's Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal. Leeds fighter Adams produced a stunning performance to overcome the three-time world champion 16-7 in the final of the flyweight competition.

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal in 2012.

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams won the gold medal with a brilliant performance in the flyweight final against her Chinese nemesis Ren CanCan, who had beaten her three months previously in the amateur world championship final. She becomes the first female boxer to win an olympic gold.

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