Adams wins Olympic qualifying event

British boxer Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams won flyweight gold at last year’s European Games in Baku

Briton Nicola Adams added a gold medal to her Olympic place by winning the European qualifying event in Turkey.

The reigning Olympic flyweight champion, who sealed her spot in Rio on Thursday, beat Bulgaria’s Stanimira Petrova by split decision to take gold.

Adams is now targeting gold at May’s World Championships, the only major title the 33-year-old is yet to win.

“Hopefully I can become a European champion, world champion and Olympic champion all in one year,” she said.

“I’ve qualified for the Olympics and I’m still European champion – can’t get better than that.

“It shows I am still a strong force in Europe and it has set me up nicely for the World Championships. I want to go there and win a gold medal.”

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