Believe: Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside the Ring

by  Nicola Adams

At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again.

Years of relentless training, fundraising and determination have seen Nicola battle through injury, prejudice and defeat to become one of Britain best-loved athletes and an inspiration to all those who are chasing after a seemingly impossible dream.

From a leisure centre in Leeds to the Olympic Stadium in Rio, Nicola with her infamous smile has become the poster girl for women in sport. She’s a trailblazer, record-breaker, and has led the way for women’s boxing. This is Nicola’s story of grit, talent and the real person behind the smile

Julia’s Review

I enjoyed this book as I am always inspired by reading stories of successful women.  Her determination and attitude towards success may come across as arrogant, but you don’t win two Olympic Gold medals by being nice.  Nicola has now paved the way for other female boxers.  What a fabulous story.

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