Double Olympic champion Adams retires over sight fears


FILE PHOTO: Boxing – Nicola Adams v Maria Salinas – WBO Ladies’s World Flyweight Title – Royal Albert Corridor, London, Britain – September 27, 2019 Nicola Adams Motion Photos through Information/Andrew Couldridge

(Information) – Britain’s Nicola Adams, the primary feminine boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, has introduced her retirement from the game on the age of 37 resulting from considerations about her eyesight.

In an open letter to the Yorkshire Night Submit on Wednesday, Adams, who received gold on the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, stated she was pleased with what she had achieved however added that boxing had taken a toll on her well being.

“I’ve been suggested that any additional affect to my eye would most certainly result in irreparable harm and everlasting imaginative and prescient loss,” stated Adams, who received the vacant WBO flyweight title in July.

“I’m immensely honored to have represented our nation – to win double Olympic gold medals after which the WBO championship belt is a dream come true … However it’s not with out taking its toll on my physique.

“Hanging up my gloves was at all times going to arduous, however I’ve by no means felt luckier and I’m so immensely pleased with how far the game has come.”

Adams ends her skilled profession with an unbeaten report of 5 wins and one draw.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Modifying by Peter Rutherford