Out bisexual boxer successfully defended her title

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Gold medalist Nicola Adams of Great Britain poses during the medal ceremony for the Women's Fly (48-51kg) on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Nicola Adams, who is openly bisexual, has brought one more win for LGBT community, the boxer won her gold! She won over Sarah Ourahmoune in the flyweight final on Saturday afternoon. Of whether being the reigning winner from 2012 made it an easier process up to Rio, she told the Guardian: “Definitely not… I had to qualify like everybody else. It’s tough, because everyone wants to go to the Olympic Games. Every time you beat someone, you’re crushing their dreams. Today, I thought I was winning the rounds quite comfortably and scoring with the cleaner shots.” Adding: “I’m now the most accomplished British amateur boxer of all time. It’s a nice title to have. To be honest, it feels pretty much the same this time [as in London]. I’ve had a massive amount of support from Yorkshire and the rest of the nation. I feel like I have all their support in the ring with me, every punch I was throwing.”

Adams is always nervous walking on the ring, but being nervous only gives her energy and adrenaline before the competition. As for her sexuality, the sportsman said: “No one’s ever really cared about me being bisexual and I only came out because I had always been out, it’s just the general public didn’t know. I’m quite fearless. I’m like, ‘Let’s just go out there and do this and see what happens.’ ”


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