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Nicola Adams books her place at Rio 2016

Adams will get the chance to become the first British boxer to win two Olympic titles since Harry Mallin in Paris in 1924. Credit: PA

Nicola Adams booked her place at the Rio Olympics after cruising to victory at the European qualifying tournament in Samsun, Turkey, on Friday.

The 33-year-old scored a unanimous decision win over Marielle Hansen of Norway to ensure she will defend her 2012 gold medal in Brazil.

It means Adams will get the chance to become the first British boxer to win two Olympic titles since Harry Mallin in Paris in 1924.

Adams started aggressively against her experienced opponent, repelling Hansen's advances and taking it clearly on the scorecard.

Despite getting a little wayward with her shots in the middle rounds, Adams finished with a flourish to complete a shut-out victory and book her place on the plane to Rio.

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Nicola Adams targets gold medal

Nicola Adams will get the first of the gold chances when she faces old foe Ren Cancan in the women's flyweight final today.

Team GB's Nicola Adams Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Adams is now just nine minutes away from realising her 17-year-old dream of hanging an Olympic gold medal around her neck after cruising through her semi-final 11-6 against India's indefatigable Mary Kom.

Boxer Nicola Adams guaranteed at least bronze

London 2012 is the first Olympic Games to include women's boxing. Credit: PA

Nicola Adams became the second Great Britain boxer after Luke Campbell to guarantee at least a bronze medal after a comprehensive 16-7 win over Stoyka Petrova in her women's flyweight quarter-final at ExCeL today.

The Leeds 29-year-old was simply too sharp for her Bulgarian opponent, wobbling Petrova with a short left and a right over the top in the first round, and again with a stabbing left in the second to lead 5-3 at the half-way stage.

Adams pulled away to take a six-point lead into the final round and book at least bronze - and a titanic showdown with Indian sensation Mary Kom in the semi-finals on Wednesday.