And another one! Nicola Adams strikes gold again for Team GB in Rio


Britain's greatest female boxer Nicola Adams has claimed her second Olympic victory, boosting Team GB's gold medal tally to 26.

The 33-year-old gave a beaming smile after being declared the winner in the women's flyweight division in Rio, saying: "The gold rush continues."

Nicola Adams
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Adams cruised into the history books by becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years.

"I can't believe it. I'm now officially the most accomplished amateur boxer we have ever had, like ever, and it's such an amazing feeling," she told the BBC.

She added: "It takes a lot to win an Olympic medal, especially to be able to do it twice."

Adams admitted she had felt nervous before the contest but said she never doubted she had done enough to secure her second Olympic crown.

Adams said: "I'm always nervous before every competition. I think it's good to have nervous energy when you get in the ring, because it gives you the adrenaline and reminds you that you're taking it seriously.

"I felt like I'd done enough to win, definitely. I felt like I was winning the rounds quite comfortably and I was scoring the cleaner shots.

Despite her success, Adams would not immediately be drawn on whether she would come back and seek to make it a third consecutive title in Tokyo in four years' time.

Adams added: "I'm going to take a holiday and come back and decide what's next. I'm going to have to sit down and relax and see what happens."