Boxing medallist Adams to meet fans

22 August 2012 / 09:27

Olympic gold medal-winning sensation Nicola Adams will meet fans in her home city on Wednesday as she continues to celebrate making boxing history.

The 29-year-old has enjoyed a whirlwind fortnight since she became the first woman to win a boxing gold at the Games.

Adams will be at the Merrion Centre in Leeds at midday where she will show off her hard-fought medal.

Despite being thrown into the media spotlight after her landmark success, she has vowed she will not change, and will remain focused on her sport.

Earlier this week she said: "I'm going to enjoy every moment but nothing is going to change me. I've been boxing since I was 12 years old and there isn't anything that can get in the way of that."

The flyweight, who recovered after a serious back injury to fight at the Olympics, was surprised by the public's reaction to her magnificent win.

"I thought there was going to be a bit of excitement when I won but I didn't think I was going to touch the nation," she said.

"It was such a shock to me in the days after I won."