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Adams sets new boxing record with Great Britain

Nicola Adams became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years by winning gold in the women’s flyweight final at Rio 2016.

The 33-year-old boxer won a unanimous points decision to beat Sarah Ourahmoune of France.

Britain as of the time of this report had won 26 gold medals in Rio and 63 medals overall, two short of the record 65 won at London 2012.

It is GB’s first gold boxing medal at Rio 2016, although super-heavyweight Joe Joyce could add another today.

“The gold rush continues,” she told the BBC.

“I’m now officially the most accomplished amateur boxer Great Britain has ever had. I can’t believe it.”