Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history by beating China's Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal.

Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history by beating China's Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal.

Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history by beating China's Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal.    Leeds fighter Adams produced a stunning performance to overcome the three-time world champion 16-7 in the final of the flyweight competition.

Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history by beating China's Ren Cancan to become the first woman to win an Olympic boxing gold medal. Leeds fighter Adams produced a stunning performance to overcome the three-time world champion 16-7 in the final of the flyweight competition.

Result: Nicola Adams guaranteed Olympic medal after reaching flyweight boxing semi-final

Result: Nicola Adams guaranteed Olympic medal after reaching flyweight boxing semi-final

Cancan Ren of China  is knocked down by Nicola Adams of Great Britain  during the women's boxing flyweight final - Picture: JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages

Cancan Ren of China is knocked down by Nicola Adams of Great Britain during the women's boxing flyweight final - Picture: JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages

Nicola Adams of Great Britain in action against Cancan Ren of China

Nicola Adams of Great Britain in action against Cancan Ren of China

Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal in 2012.

Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal in 2012.

Nicola Adams of Great Britain delighted to be the first Olympic gold medal winner in women's Boxing, after her victory over Cancan Ren of China during the women's Fly (51kg) Boxing final.

Nicola Adams of Great Britain delighted to be the first Olympic gold medal winner in women's Boxing, after her victory over Cancan Ren of China during the women's Fly (51kg) Boxing final.

History girl: Nicola Adams, Great Britain's world nuber two, will be one of 36 women in the historic first ever women's Olympic boxing compe...

History girl: Nicola Adams, Great Britain's world nuber two, will be one of 36 women in the historic first ever women's Olympic boxing compe...

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