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Nicola Adams’ glittering boxing career – in pictures

The two-time Olympic champion has announced her retirement at the age of 37.

Nicola Adams has retired from boxing (Steven Paston/PA)
Nicola Adams has retired from boxing (Steven Paston/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

Nicola Adams, the two-time Olympic champion and current WBO flyweight world champion, has announced her retirement from boxing at the age of 37.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look back through her career.

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Adams, left, beat Lynsey Holdaway in the final of the Great Britain Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool in 2010 (Peter Byrne/PA)
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Adams, left, was named in Team GB’s squad for London 2012 (Martin Rickett/PA)
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Adams beat Ren Cancan to win the first women’s Olympic gold in London (Julien Behal/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge was in attendance as Adams won gold (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Adams proudly showed off her gold medal (Nick Potts/PA)
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Adams revelled in the celebrations (Ian West/PA)
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She met then-Prime Minister David Cameron during a training session in Brazil (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Adams received an MBE from the Queen in 2013 (Lewis Whyld/PA)
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Adams unveiled a Forgemasters statue of a scorpion in Sheffield (Lynne Cameron/PA)
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She met Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone at a premiere for film ‘Grudge Match’ in London (Ian West/PA)
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Adams won Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow in 2014 (Peter Byrne/PA)
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Adams beat Sarah Ourahmoune to defend her Olympics title in Rio in 2016 (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Another Olympics, another gold medal for Adams (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Adams was congratulated by heavyweight Anthony Joshua (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Adams met the Queen again! (PA)
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She then signed a professional deal with promoter Frank Warren in 2017 (Charlotte Ball/PA)
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Adams received an OBE (Yui Mok/PA)
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And she then beat Virginia Noemi Carcamo on her pro debut (Simon Cooper/PA)
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Adams made it 2-0 in Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Leeds-born Adams beat Soledad Del Valle Frias at Elland Road in 2018 (Dave Thompson/PA)
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Adams won the WBO female interim flyweight title in Leicester (Nick Potts/PA)
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Adams with The Duke of Sussex and Joshua at the launch of Made by Sport (PA)
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Adams retained her title with a split decision against Maria Salinas in her last fight in September (Steven Paston/PA)
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Adams, right, at the Pride of Britain awards last month (Ian West/PA)

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