Olympic champion Adams eyeing more history

18 June 2014 / 15:44

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has her sights set on entering the history books for a second time after being selected for next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Adams became the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title when she beat world number one Ren Cancan in the flyweight final at London 2012.

And she is aiming to repeat the trick in Scotland, this time on the Commonwealth stage as female boxing makes its debut.

The 31-year-old has been named in an 11-strong team to represent England with  2014 European championship silver medallist Natasha Jonas – the first ever British female to box at an Olympics –  and 2012 world champion Savannah Marshall the other female boxers.

Adams said:  “Ever since it was announced that women’s boxing was going to be part of the Commonwealth Games I have been really looking forward to this event.

“The Commonwealths is the only major tournament that I have left to win a medal at so I am really determined to do well and give myself the best possible chance of making history for a second time.” 

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