Adams makes history in the ring
August 09, 2012 17:06:35 UK
Great Britain's Nicola Adams has become the first ever Olympic women's boxing champion, overpowering China's Ren Cancan in the flyweight final.
Adams made a solid start by taking the first round 4-2, rocking her Chinese opponent, who had beaten the English woman in each of the last two world championship finals.
It's like a dream come true for me.Nicola Adams
In round two Adams moved further ahead, taking a 9-4 advantage as she knocked her opponent to the canvas with a superb combination.
Round three was dominated by Adams once again, with the judges' scores reading 14-5 when the bell sounded.
Adams then steered clear of trouble in the final two minutes and wrapped up a 16-7 success to become the first ever women's Olympic boxing champion and secure Team GB's 24th gold medal in London.
A jubilant Adams said after her victory: "It's like a dream come true for me, I've just wanted this all my life. To think I've finally done it with all this support - it's made my day."
In the lightweight final, Ireland's Katie Taylor edged out Russian rival Sofya Ochigava to take gold by a 10-8 scoreline.
In the men's heavyweight section Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk is 2.10 to win gold, with Teymur Mammadov of Azerbaijan 4.00.
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