Baku 2015: Adams to swap chasing golds for silver screen

13 June 2015 / 10:55

Nicola Adams has revealed she may soon swap gold medals for Golden Globes.

Flyweight Adams made history when she became the first woman boxer to win an Olympic title at London 2012.

And she carried the Team GB flag at the opening ceremony of the first-ever European Games in Baku last night.

But while the immediate focus is adding to her collection of medals in Azerbaijan, the 32-year old is already looking ahead to life after next summer's Olympics in Rio.

"I'd like to be the first woman to win two Olympic titles. When that's done, I'll think about the future. Maybe I'll start to negotiate a professional contract or I may go into acting," said Adams, who played herself in BBC drama Waterloo Road and has appeared as an extra in popular soaps Eastenders and Coronation Street.

"My profile is higher now. People come up to me in the street and ask for autographs or if they can take a picture with me.

"I could live on boxing even before the Olympics, but now I'm also able to provide for my family. But personally I'm still the same. That will never change."

Adams wouldn't be the first Olympic champion to swap hitting the gym for learning lines.

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Johnny Weissmuller was arguably more famous for playing Tarzan and four years after winning gold with the Dream Team in Barcelona, Michael Jordan starred opposite Bugs Bunny in the film Space Jam.

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