Olympics: Britain's Nicola Adams wins women's boxing flyweight gold

Associated Press
Aug 09, 2012 at 11:44pm IST

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London: Flyweight Nicola Adams of Britain won the first Olympic gold medal in women's boxing, stunning world champion Ren Cancan of China in a 16-7 victory on Thursday.

Adams knocked down Ren in the second round with a dynamic flurry of punches and finished off the top-seeded flyweight in impressive style. Adams dominated the middle rounds by a combined 10-3.

Adams lost the last two world championship finals to Ren, but also beat the Chinese champion in another bout earlier this year.

Nicola Adams wins women's boxing flyweight gold

Adams knocked down Ren in the second round with a dynamic flurry of punches.

Adams celebrated the final bell by throwing a few punches at the roaring home crowd. Adams' two British teammates also were favored to medal, but lost early.

Women's boxing made its Olympic debut at the London Games.

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