Glasgow: England’s Nicola Adams won the first-ever women’s boxing gold medal in Commonwealth Games on Saturday, repeating the feat she achieved at the London Olympics two years ago.
The 31-year-old flyweight beat Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh on a split decision, after landing cleaner shots throughout the four-round bout.
“I’m absolutely over the moon. Again I’ve managed to create history,” Adams told reporters after winning England’s 50th gold of the Games.
“It was really tough. She was quite tricky and she was a real good talent. She’ll definitely be one to watch for the future,” she said.
After a week of controversy surrounding a feud with her coach, Australia’s Sally Pearson raced to the 100m hurdles gold on Friday.
The 27-year-old was criticised by Eric Hollingsworth on Wednesday, after the Australia head coach condemned the Olympic champion’s decision to miss a pre-tournament training camp with her team mates in Glasgow, in favour of racing in London.
After Hollingsworth was suspended by Athletics Australia, a worry-free Pearson stormed to victory at Hampden Park in 12.67 seconds, adding to the Commonwealth gold she won in Dehli four years ago.
In another dark moment for the Games, Botswana’s 400m runner Amantle Montsho has been suspended from competition after failing a doping test, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said on Saturday.