The London Olympics are slowly drawing to a close and tonight we were treated to something very special indeed. Tonight we saw an Olympic first and I am not talking about the fantastic achievement of Bolt. No I am talking about Nicola Adams, the first woman ever to win a gold medal in women’s boxing and she was a very worthy winner as well. This young lady from Yorkshire came into the ring with her heroes, Mohammed Ali and Sugar Ray, fixed firmly in her mind of who she wanted to live up to. And live up to them she did in a fight that saw her knock her opponent to the floor before storming to a resounding points win.
In the interview after the match she never stopped smiling and I think her smile was the most genuine and infectious one I have seen during the Olympic games.
Well done Nicola you made us proud and took a huge step forward in Olympic history.