Updated: 09/08/2012 23:12 | By pa.press.net

Adams makes history with boxing gold



Nicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing champion

Nicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing champion

Nicola Adams sealed her golden moment with an Ali shuffle as she overwhelmed China's double world champion Ren Cancan 16-7 to be crowned the first ever Olympic women's boxing champion at ExCeL.

Adams decked Ren in the second round on her way to a stunningly comprehensive victory against an opponent who had beaten her in each of the previous two World Championship finals.

She told BBC1: "It's like a dream come true for me. I just wanted this all my life. I'm just so happy and overwhelmed with joy right now."

Adams made a superb start, producing much the cleaner work in the opening round, firing home a quick combination and a left hook and making it difficult for Ren to find her range as she bounced in and out of reach.

A beautiful straight left followed by a right hook towards the end of the round helped Adams into a deserved 4-2 lead, but it was far from over against the Chinese champion who stormed out for the second and landed a big right hand in a furious flurry of action.

Adams was completely unfazed, landing with a beautiful countering left, then a right as she bullied the Chinese fighter into the ropes and unleashed a left followed by a chopping right which dumped Ren to the canvas for a count.

It was a staggering round by Adams, who took a 9-4 lead into the second half of the contest, but will have known to stay on her guard against an opponent who has dominated at the top of her division for four years.

In a quieter third, Adams proved a master at keeping Ren out of range, darting in to score with crisp counters, and at the end of the third the gold medal was at her mercy after establishing a colossal 14-5 lead.

Utterly dominant, Adams continued to dominate the final round, dancing around the outskirts of the ring and landing counters seemingly at will, celebrating with an Ali shuffle in the final 10 seconds to round off a stunning win.

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10/08/2012 07:59
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 She boxed beautifully well done to her and her coaches they obviously figured Ren Cancan out really well,hopefully theres more boxing golds to come .
09/08/2012 21:58
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It was a great fight by Nicola Adams.
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Nicola was superb, you could see from the moment she stepped into the ring that nothing was going to stop her from getting Gold.

Her attitude and incredible smile plus that celebration at the end of the fight was the highlight of the games for me.

10/08/2012 09:46
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Good for you Nicola youve done this country proud, with all the hard work you have put into this medal, we dont get much to cheer about in this country these days, but thanks to the dedication of yourself and other athletes, these olympic games have put this country back again, showing that we still have the best sportsmen and women in the world.
10/08/2012 09:58
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Its a pity she was overshadowed by Katie Taylor and the Irish contingent.
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Adams makes history with boxing goldNicola Adams sealed her golden moment with an Ali shuffle as she overwhelmed China's double world champion Ren Cancan 16-7 to be crowned the first ever Olympic women's boxing champion at ExCeL.pa.press.net2012-08-09T23:12:332012-08-09T23:12:33Nicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams sealed her golden moment with an Ali shuffle as she overwhelmed China's double world champion Ren Cancan 16-7 to be crowned the first ever Olympic women's boxing champion at ExCeL.Adams decked Ren in the second round on her way to a stunningly comprehensive victory against an opponent who had beaten her in each of the previous two World Championship finals.She told BBC1: "It's like a dream come true for me. I just wanted this all my life. I'm just so happy and overwhelmed with joy right now."Adams made a superb start, producing much the cleaner work in the opening round, firing home a quick combination and a left hook and making it difficult for Ren to find her range as she bounced in and out of reach.A beautiful straight left followed by a right hook towards the end of the round helped Adams into a deserved 4-2 lead, but it was far from over against the Chinese champion who stormed out for the second and landed a big right hand in a furious flurry of action.Adams was completely unfazed, landing with a beautiful countering left, then a right as she bullied the Chinese fighter into the ropes and unleashed a left followed by a chopping right which dumped Ren to the canvas for a count.It was a staggering round by Adams, who took a 9-4 lead into the second half of the contest, but will have known to stay on her guard against an opponent who has dominated at the top of her division for four years.In a quieter third, Adams proved a master at keeping Ren out of range, darting in to score with crisp counters, and at the end of the third the gold medal was at her mercy after establishing a colossal 14-5 lead.Utterly dominant, Adams continued to dominate the final round, dancing around the outskirts of the ring and landing counters seemingly at will, celebrating with an Ali shuffle in the final 10 seconds to round off a stunning win.seo_keywordsOly Boxing Adams Th16Nicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing championNicola Adams became the first ever women's Olympic boxing champion

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