Baku 2015: Champion Adams revels in her victory

25 June 2015 / 12:15

Flyweight Nicola Adams was overjoyed to have written another chapter in the history of women’s boxing.

The 32-year-old became the first ever woman to win Olympic boxing gold at London 2012 and followed that up last year to top the podium at the Commonwealth Games.

Adams’ latest achievement comes after beating 2011 European silver medallist Sandra Drabik of Poland on points.

And she could not hide her delight at securing Team GB’s 13th gold medal.

 “I’m absolutely over the moon. I can’t believe what I have achieved today,” she said.

“I’ve had a bit of a rocky start to the year, but this makes this win so much more special and it’s all come good in the end.  

“I thought I had done enough all the way through. She’s a good opponent and has improved a lot over the last couple of years, so I knew it was going to be quite tough, but I thought I would have enough to get me through.”

Adams now moves on to the World Championships in Doha this year as she bids to qualify for next summer’s Olympic Games and the chance to defend her crown in Rio.

“My level is really good as you can see,” she added.

“I’m European Games champion and I’m bringing back a little piece of history to Great Britain. Now it’s onto the qualifiers for Rio.”

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