Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history by beating China's Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal. Leeds fighter Adams produced a stunning performance to overcome the three-time world champion 16-7 in the final of the flyweight competition.
After years of battling for Olympic inclusion, female fighters finally had their moment. The first to take gold in the ring was 29-year-old British flyweight Nicola Adams whose previous jobs included tiling and working as an extra in television shows. The gold won, she looked forward to a chicken dinner. The Irish crowd cheering Katie Taylor to lightweight gold sent decibel counters off the scale. - London 2012
L-R) Silver medalist Sarah Ourahmoune of France, gold medalist Nicola Adams of Great Britain and bronze medalists Cancan Ren of China and Ingrit Valencia Victoria of Colombia pose 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.