News | Aug 02 2014

Historic double for Nicola Adams

John Dennen provides the updates from the Commonwealth Games finals at the Hydro in Glasgow
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AFTER becoming the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal in 2012, Nicola Adams repeated the feat at Glasgow 2014, winning the first women’s boxing final to be contested at a Commonwealth Games when she beat Michaela Walsh, the flyweight from Northern Ireland, on a split decision.

Scotland celebrated two gold medals in the finals, with Josh Taylor triumphing at 64kgs where he beat Nambia’s Junias Jonas by unanimous decision and Charlie Flynn outhustled Northern Ireland’s Joe Fitzpatrick, also winning unanimously.

After his unanimous victory over Devendro Laishram, Northern Ireland’s Paddy Barnes has now won two consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medals at 49kgs.