Team GB at Baku 2015: Day 13 preview

25 June 2015 / 04:35

Nothing can stop Nicola Adams on her surge towards European Games gold, according to the Olympic Champion who is in bullish mood after booking her spot in the flyweight final in Baku.

Adams showed all her class as she navigated to the semi-finals and once again proved too strong as she outclassed Turkey’s Elif Coskun to earn a shot at gold.

A quick turnaround will see Adams go again on Thursday with Poland’s Sandra Drabik standing in the way of another gold medal for Team GB.

But Adams has no doubt that she will leave the ring victorious and add a European Games gold to her ever-expanding collection of medals.

“It went quite well. I’m into the finals. I had to grind it out a little bit today but a win’s a win and I’m through to the final – hopefully I can bring back a gold medal,” said the 32-year-old.

“I really want this gold and I wanted it since I first heard about the European Games. It’s another chance at history and I keep creating history each time I get in the ring and I’m just loving it at the moment.

“I don’t think anyone can stop me. I’m hoping to bring back that gold medal. It would mean absolutely everything to me and I’d be overwhelmed with joy. It’s going to really make my day.”

Fencing enters its third day of competition as Richard Kruse, Benjamin Peggs, Marcus Mepstead and Alexander Tofalides all get ready for action in the men’s foil and Aliya Itzkowitz is the sole representative in the women’s sabre.

There’s another busy day of action in the pool with Rebecca Sherwin kicking things off in the morning session in the 50m backstroke.

Thomas Fannon, Luke Davies and Charlie Attwood follow in the 50m breaststroke while the afternoon will see Team GB go for gold in a host of events.

And judo gets underway with the competition in Baku doubling up as the sport’s European Championships.

Kelly Edward’s will be Great Britain’s only competitor on day one of action as she goes in the -52kg division.

And Edwards believes a medal is well within her capabilities and hopes everything will come together on the day.

“I’m really looking forward to the European Games, it’s obviously the first one so it’s great to be part of that,” she said.

“I would love to get a medal and I believe that I can so if all goes well on the day then I think I will.

“We are into the final year of Olympic qualification so things are really pushing on so we all need to make sure we are getting as many points as we can.”

Team GB at Baku 2015: Day 13 Schedule

Event: Women’s light welterweight (60-64kg) semi-finals 09:15 BST – Sandy Ryan v Anastasiia Beliakova (RUS)
Event: Men’s Super-heavyweight (+91kg) semi-finals 10:45 BST – Joe Joyce v Tony Yoka (FRA)
Women’s flyweight (48-51kg) finals 14:00 BST – Nicola Adams
Where to watch: Live on BT Sport 1 and online at

Event: Men’s individual foil 05:00 BST – Richard Kruse, Benjamin Peggs, Marcus Mepstead, Alexander Tofalides
Event: Women’s sabre 07:50 BST – Aliya Itzkowitz
Where to watch: Live on BT Sport Extra and online at

Event: Women’s -52kg elimination round 08:00 BST – Kelly Edwards
Where to watch: Live on ESPN and online at

Event: Women’s 50m backstroke 05:30 BST – Rebecca Sherwin
Event: Men’s 50m breaststroke 05:40 BST – Thomas Fannon, Luke Davies, Charlie Attwood
Event: Women’s 200m freestyle 05:50 BST – Hannah Featherstone, Darcy Deakin, Madeleine Crompton, Holly Hibbott
Event: Men’s 200m backstroke 06:11 BST – Joe Litchfield, Joe Hulme, Luke Greenbank
Event: Women’s 100m butterfly 06:26 BST – Laura Stephens, Holly Hibbott, Amelia Clynes
Event: Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay 06:36 BST
Event: Women’s 4x200m medley relay 06:56 BST
Event: Men’s 200m backstroke semi-finals 14:00 BST
Event: Women’s 200m breaststroke final 14:18 BST – Layla Black, Georgia Coates
Event: Men’s 100m freestyle final 14:25 BST – Duncan Scott
Event: Men’s 200m Individual medley final 14:45 BST – Martyn Walton, Jarvis Parkinson
Where to watch: Live on ESPN and online at