Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams MBE
Nicola Adams (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Queen of the ring Nicola Adams proud to be back on home soil

The patrons of East End Park Working Men’s Club had no idea that the teenager peeking through the curtains in front of them would blaze a trail for minority sport. Twenty years ago, when she fought as an amateur in modest surroundings and thick cigarette smoke, Nicola Adams’s dreams were gently ridiculed. Women’s boxing at the Olympic Games? No chance.

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Alistair Brownlee (left) and Nick Skelton with The Duke of Cambridge during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire.

SPOTY 2016: Leeds sporting heroes in the spotlight

IT MAY have been Andy Murray who took the title, but there was still plenty for Leeds to be proud of tonight as viewers of BBC Sports Personality of the Year were reminded about the successes of the city’s sporting heroes.

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