Reaction to historic boxing victory for Nicola Adams

Reaction to historic win for Adams
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Team GB's Nicola Adams receives waves of praise following her boxing final win, where she became the first female boxer to win gold at an Olympic Games.

Team GB boxer Nicola Adams has made history by becoming the first female to ever win a gold medal at an Olympic boxing event.

The 29-year-old, who secured a nine-point win over China's Ren Cancan at the ExCel Arena, has received a barrage of support on Twitter following her famous triumph.

Gary Lineker
"Gold and history made by Nicola Adams. Look forward to her coming to the studio later. Little star!"

Ricky Gervais
"Nicola Adams..Gold! My favourite moment so far. Like a tiny Sugar Ray Leonard. Well done #teamGB"

Dame Kelly Holmes
"1st Women Boxing Olympic Champion Ever goes to Nicola Adams @teamgb Brilliant!"

Andy Hunt
"That is sensational! @NicolaAdams2012 @TeamGB makes history with the 1st GOLD medal in women's boxing in the Olympic Games! So proud of you!"

Gabby Logan
"Nicola Adams makes history - first woman Boxer to win Gold in Olympics and she's a Leeds lass."

Nick Clegg
"Fantastic atmosphere here at the Excel. Congratulations to @NicolaAdams2012 on a dominant win for @TeamGB."

Jack Whitehall
"Get in there! Well done Nicola Adams. Turns out Ren Can'tCan't"

Paul Smith Jnr
"Congratulations @NicolaAdams2012 Britain's first ever Olympic women's boxing gold medallist!"

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