Nicola Adams’ glittering boxing career – in pictures

Nicola Adams, the two-time Olympic champion and current WBO flyweight world champion, has announced her retirement from boxing at the age of 37.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look back through her career.

Adams, left, beat Lynsey Holdaway in the final of the Great Britain Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool in 2010
Adams, left, beat Lynsey Holdaway in the final of the Great Britain Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool in 2010 (Peter Byrne/PA)
Adams, left, was named in Team GB's squad for London 2012
Adams, left, was named in Team GB’s squad for London 2012 (Martin Rickett/PA)
Adams beat Ren Cancan to win the irst women's Olympic gold in London
Adams beat Ren Cancan to win the first women’s Olympic gold in London (Julien Behal/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge was in attendance as Adams won
The Duchess of Cambridge was in attendance as Adams won gold (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Adams proudly showed off her gold medal
Adams proudly showed off her gold medal (Nick Potts/PA)
Adams revelled in the celebrations
Adams revelled in the celebrations (Ian West/PA)
Adams met then-Prime Minister David Cameron during a training session in Brazil
She met then-Prime Minister David Cameron during a training session in Brazil (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Adams received an MBE from the Queen in 2013
Adams received an MBE from the Queen in 2013 (Lewis Whyld/PA)
Adams unveiled a Forgemasters statue of a scorpion in Sheffield
Adams unveiled a Forgemasters statue of a scorpion in Sheffield (Lynne Cameron/PA)
Adams met Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone at a premiere for film 'Grudge Match' in London
She met Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone at a premiere for film ‘Grudge Match’ in London (Ian West/PA)
Adams won Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow in 2014
Adams won Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow in 2014 (Peter Byrne/PA)
Adams beat Sarah Ourahmoune to defend her Olympics title in Rio in 2016
Adams beat Sarah Ourahmoune to defend her Olympics title in Rio in 2016 (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Another Olympics, another gold medal for Adams
Another Olympics, another gold medal for Adams (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Adams was congratulated by heavyweight Anthony Joshua
Adams was congratulated by heavyweight Anthony Joshua (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Adams met the Queen again!
Adams met the Queen again! (PA)
Adams signed a professional deal with promoter Frank Warren in 2017
She then signed a professional deal with promoter Frank Warren in 2017 (Charlotte Ball/PA)
Adams received an OBE
Adams received an OBE (Yui Mok/PA)
Adams beat Virginia Noemi Carcamo on her pro debut
And she then beat Virginia Noemi Carcamo on her pro debut (Simon Cooper/PA)
Adams made it 2-0 in Leeds
Adams made it 2-0 in Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)
Leeds-born Adams beat Soledad Del Valle Frias at Elland Road in 2018
Leeds-born Adams beat Soledad Del Valle Frias at Elland Road in 2018 (Dave Thompson/PA)
Adams won the WBO female interim flyweight title in Leicester in 2018
Adams won the WBO female interim flyweight title in Leicester (Nick Potts/PA)
Adams with The Duke of Sussex and Joshua at the launch of Made by Sport
Adams with The Duke of Sussex and Joshua at the launch of Made by Sport (PA)
Adams retained her title with a split decision against Maria Salinas in her last fight in September
Adams retained her title with a split decision against Maria Salinas in her last fight in September (Steven Paston/PA)
Adams, right, at the Pride of Britain awards last month
Adams, right, at the Pride of Britain awards last month (Ian West/PA)
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