Nicola Adams Wins First Women's Commonwealth Boxing Title

Updated: 02 August 2014 23:41 IST

Nicola Adams from England beat Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh in the four-round flyweight contest via a split decision.

Nicola Adams Wins First Women's Commonwealth Boxing Title
England's Nicola Adams celebrates her gold medal. © AP

Glasgow:

Two years after winning the inaugural Olympic title, Nicola Adams on Saturday also become the first female Commonwealth Games boxing champion.

The 31-year-old Adams from England beat Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh in the four-round flyweight contest via a split decision.

"Again I've managed to create history," Adams said. "It's on to Rio (2016 Olympics). It's the next step. I've been thinking of this since the London 2012 Olympics. To think I've finally got it is unbelievable. It's a massive sigh of relief and now I can relax a bit."

It was England's 50th gold in Glasgow, where the team is on course to finish top of the medal standings for the first time since 1986 and end Australia's 20-year Commonwealth dominance.

Topics : Boxing Commonwealth Games 2014
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