Nicola Adams has revealed how she fought through the pain barrier to make history as Olympic women's boxing gold medallist.
Gold medal winning boxer Nicola Adams from Leeds was back home today. She says she's happy to be a role model for young people.
Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams has been meeting her fans in Leeds.
Leeds’ own Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams MBE will be the guest of honour at the launch of a new exhibition showcasing local talent today.
The 30-year-old, who made history at London 2012 by becoming the first-ever winner of an Olympic gold medal in women’s boxing, will be star guest at a display of art produced by local girls which goes on show at the St John’s Centre.
The display follows a project carried out by the girls, aged 11 to 15 through the Harehills-based charity Getaway Girls. They have used the Olympic themes to look at the roles of sportswomen from the past and present to the future as well as fashion within the sports industry.
Nicola, who was recently presented with her MBE for services to boxing at Buckingham Palace, is the president of national Sport England-funded initiative US Girls which aims to encourage young women in disadvantaged areas to be more active, and was a partner in the project.
The UK celebrated International Women's Day this week, and who better to help launch a scheme to get women into sport than Leeds' Olympic Champion Nicola Adams.
The champion boxer donated more than six thousand pounds to Gear 4 Girls, an initiative to supply sports equipment and clothing to thirty thousand girls from disadvantaged communities. As well as raising money, sports associations are donating equipment.
The mother of Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams says both she and daughter screamed when they heard she was named in the New Year Honours. Dee Adams says they were both overjoyed and overwhelmed.
Olympic boxing gold medallist Nicola Adams has been reliving her school days. She has been visiting her old Yorkshire haunts hoping to inspire the next generation of boxers.
Olympic medallists including Leeds' Nicola Adams are among a host of celebrities who have donated items to a public auction in aid of The Rainforest Foundation UK.
The 12 Days of Christmas is an annual online auction which is now in its third year.
Lots include an autographed Signature Series bass guitar from Sting, a London 2012 T-shirt signed by medal-winning athletes, a signed pair of flip-flops worn by Michael Palin during his TV expedition to Brazil, as well as signed items by Sir Ian McKellen, Olivia Newton-John.
The auction went live on November 13 and runs until November 25. It is hosted by eBay at www.ebay.co.uk/12days.
Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams has been in the region today, opening a new education and study centre near Selby. The Leeds-born boxing champion was at the Skylark Centre at Drax Nature Reserve.
She met more than 50 pupils from Drax Primary School with whom she shared her Olympic experience. She also signed specially-created gold medals to commemorate the event.
Olympic Gold medallist Nicola Adams is unveiling a new education and study centre at Drax Nature Reserve near Selby. She will also be sharing her Olympic experience with pupils from the local primary school.
Nicola Adams has been back in Leeds showing off her gold medal to a new generation of boxers.
The Olympic champion met youngsters from Hunslet boxing club at the White Rose Centre to tell them about what motivated her to become an Olympian.
She also gave them some tips on staying fit - and how to follow their dream. And she met one 15 year old who is following in her footsteps - in the hope of one day becoming Olympic champion herself.