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Dame of the Day: Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams

Today’s Dame of the Day is Nicola Adams (October 26, 1982-). Adams started boxing at age 13 and worked the English circuit while financing her career as a builder and a soap opera extra. The ICC supported funding for women’s boxing in 2009, so Adams began fighting every chance she could. With the inclusion of women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics, Adams became the first woman and first openly LGBT person to win a gold medal for boxing.