Believe: Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside the Ring
Author: Nicola Adams
Publisher: Viking 2017
Number of pages: 256
At the start of the year I made a resolution to read books from a range of different genres and I stumbled across this little gem.
At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again.
Years of relentless training, fundraising and determination have seen Nicola battle through injury, prejudice and defeat to become one of Britain best-loved athletes and an inspiration to all those who are chasing after a seemingly impossible dream.
From a leisure centre in Leeds to the Olympic Stadium in Rio, Nicola with her infamous smile has become the poster girl for women in sport. She’s a trailblazer, record-breaker, and has led the way for women’s boxing. This is Nicola’s story of grit, talent and the real person behind the smile.
I had no idea what a front runner and advocate Nicola Adams is! Her book shows her in a totally different light and demonstrates what an inspiration person she is. A really lovely, quick read 🙂
“Even though I am a woman boxer, I am not just inspiring women; I hope I am inspiring boys as well.”
Are you going to read this biography to find out some lesser known facts about Nicola Adams?
happy reading -ox