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Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight

Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight

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Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has retired from boxing over fears she could lose her sight.The Briton, 37, became the first female Olympic champion when she won gold at London 2012, retaining her flyweight title at Rio 2016.She turned professional in 2017 and is the WBO world flyweight champion. "I've been advised that any further impact to my eye would most likely lead to irreparable damage and permanent vision loss," said Adams.In an announcement to the Yorkshire Evening Post, she added: "I'm immensely honoured to have represented our country - to win double Olympic gold medals and then the WBO championship belt is a dream come true… But it's not without taking its toll on my body."
Boxing news: Terence Crawford defence, Teofimo Lopez title shot and Michael Conlan Olympic revenge fight officially announced for December 14 in New York

Boxing news: Terence Crawford defence, Teofimo Lopez title shot and Michael Conlan Olympic revenge fight officially announced for December 14 in New York

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Terence Crawford will defend his world title, Teofimo Lopez will challenge for a world title and Michael Conlan will get his shot at Olympic revenge on December 14 at MSG in New York. The American (35-0) WBO welterweight champion faces mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas, an unbeaten (21-0-1) Latvian who admittedly underwhelmed last time out as he endured a draw for the first time. Getty Terence Crawford stopped Amir Khan last time out “Kavaliauskas is a two-time Olympian and I can’t take him lightly,” Crawford said. “He’s got everything to gain and nothing to lose and that makes him dangerous. I never overlook any opponent, and this will be no exception.” Kavaliauskas replied: “I have prepared my whole boxing career for a fight of this magnit
Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

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Media playback is not supported on this device Nine months ago, Alex Danson laughed at a joke made by her boyfriend.It was a seemingly insignificant moment, something that happens often in a relationship.But for Danson it led to what she describes as the "most challenging part" of her life. Two years on from winning Olympic hockey gold with her Great Britain team-mates, Danson was on holiday with her now fiance Alex.He, she says, is "really not that funny". This time he was, and when she threw her head back to laugh, it hit a concrete wall.The impact gave her what she ...
James DeGale retires: Former Olympic & world champion quits at 33

James DeGale retires: Former Olympic & world champion quits at 33

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James DeGale, the first British boxer to win an Olympic gold medal then a professional world title, has retired.The 33-year-old lost on a unanimous points decision to Chris Eubank Jr in London on Saturday."It's been an unbelievable journey," said DeGale, who won 25 and lost three of his 29 fights as a professional. "It's hard to admit that I'm not the fighter I once was. I'm human and, along the way, my injuries have taken a toll - both on mind and body."DeGale beat American Andre Dirrell on points to claim the vacant IBF super-middleweight belt in May 2015.He lost his title in December 2017 but won it back in an April rematch with American Caleb Truax.However, he gave up the belt in July 201...
South Korean Olympic curlers endured abuse by coaches, owed prize money

South Korean Olympic curlers endured abuse by coaches, owed prize money

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The sports ministry concluded on Thursday that former national women's curlers endured abuse by their coaches and have yet to receive a large sum of prize money from competitions and corporate sponsors. The ministry announced the findings of its five-week probe, which ran from Nov. 19 to Dec. 21, into allegations raised by members of the Olympic silver medal-winning women's curling team. Collectively dubbed Team Kim after the common surname of all members, the curlers won a surprise silver medal at last year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, capturing the imagination of a nation largely unfamiliar with the sport. But barely nine months after their Cinderella run, the curlers, led by skip Kim Eun Jung, claimed they had been subjected to unfair treatment and verbal and emotion...