Adams, Taylor and Shields win first ever women's boxing gold medals
Olympic history was re-written at the ExCeL with the first ever Women's boxing gold medals presented to Nicolas Adams of Great Britain, Ireland's Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields of the United States.
The first of the Women's Finals, the Flyweights (51kg), saw Great Britain's Nicola Adams faced her nemesis in the last two AIBA World Boxing Championships, the boxer who defeated her both times in the final and the dominant force in this weight category, China's 26-year-old Cancan Ren.
It began at a frantic pace with Adams seemingly landing the cleaner shots with a couple of big right hands finding their target. It was fast and furious with the Brit taking the first round 4:2. Unrelenting in the second, Adams continued to unload on Ren, and midway through the round, she threw a huge right that floored the Chinese southpaw, with Ren having to take a standing eight count. The partisan crowd were singing in unison, "Nico...