Black Histry Month: Nicola Adams

Line drawing of Nicola Adams - she is looking at the viewer face-on, with one fist to her face and the other punching forwards. She has short hair, shaved at the sides and curling over to the right on top. The text included in the image is in the body of the post.

Nicola Adams is Great Britain’s most successful boxer of all time. She was the first woman boxer to represent England in 2001.

Openly bisexual, Adams was the first openly LGBT person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal in 2012. In 2016, she was the first British boxer in 92 years to successfully defend an Olympic title.

Adams is the only female boxer in the history of the sport to win every major title: Olympic, World, Europe and Commonwealth.

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