33-year-old Nicola Adams is the first in the history of the Olympic movement a woman who won a gold medal in boxing (women’s boxing appeared in the list of Olympic sports only in 2012), she will defend her title in Rio de Janeiro.
The Gold Medal winner at the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, as of 2015 she is the reigning Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and European Games champion at flyweight. She was the first ever female boxing champion at both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
A British athlete announced about it after winning the fight with Mariella Hansen (Marielle Hansen) from Norway.
In 2012 Adams, who does not hide her bisexuality, has been awarded Order of the British Empire. In the same year athlete headed the so-called “Pink List”, annually compiled by a respected British newspaper The Independent, where edition includes prominent members of the LGBT countries that have had an impact on its progress in various spheres of life.