Believe

Believe Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside the Ring

eBook (18 May 2017) | English

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Synopsis

THE STORY BEHIND THE WOMAN WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF BOXING FOREVER, OBE NICOLA ADAMS

At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history when she 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 famous smile has become an LGBTQ+ icon and the poster girl for women in sport. This is her story of grit, talent and the real person behind the smile.

Nicola is soon to be a contestant on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in the show's first same-sex pairing.
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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NICOLA:
'One book every woman or girl should read' Reader Review
'Fascinating to see how Nicola and her family had to fight to get women's boxing recognised' Reader Review

'Nicola tells this story from the heart, very honest, very open' Reader Review

'The positivity, strength, determination of Nicola is uplifting. I really appreciated how she fought for women's rights to do boxing' Reader Review

About the Publisher

Penguin Books

Penguin Books

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241980545
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.83092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: -1g