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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nicola Adams


1. What music motivates you before a big fight?

I love music and it helps me relax, as well as motivating me. I love dance music and R&B. I’m a big Jay Z fan. I also like Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Kanye West.

2. How do you like to spend your free time when you’re not training?

I love going to the movies – I really like comedy, horror and action. I’ve also got into golf recently. I’ll need a few more lessons before I’m the next Tiger Woods, but I’m enjoying the sport and just want to get better and better.

3. What was your first job?

My first job was in insurance, but I’ve also been a painter and decorator!

4. What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t boxing?

I would be an actor. I’ve appeared in Emmerdale and Coronation Street as an extra in the past and loved it!

5. Besides competing in the Boxing competition, which sporting events are you hoping to see at Glasgow 2014?

I definitely want to see the Athletics. Jess (Ennis-Hill) trains beside me in Sheffield and so hopefully I will get to see her at Glasgow 2014.

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