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Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside of the Ring


256 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9780241980552

Rights: US

Penguin UK (Nov 2018)

Price: $16.95


The twice Olympic Gold medalist, LGBT icon, and British national treasure tells her own story—now in paperback

At London, 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer—nicknamed the smiling assassin—became the first ever UK woman to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it again. Nicola stumbled into boxing in her local sports center in Leeds while her mom was at aerobics. At 13 she decided that she would win an Olympic Gold: nobody would stop her. Years of relentless training, fundraising, and determination have seen Nicola battle injury, prejudice, and defeat to become one of Britain best-loved athletes and an inspiration to all those chasing a seemingly impossible dream.

Author Biography

Nicola Adams is the reigning Olympic, World, Commonwealth Games, and European Games boxing champion at flyweight. She became the first woman in the UK to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing during London 2012 and won her second Gold in Rio 2016. She topped the list of the Independent's 101 most influential LGBT people in Britain for 2012 and was voted Glamour's Sportswoman of the Year in 2013.