Nicola Adams OBE (October 26, 1982) was an Olympic boxer who notched up a double gold after winning at London 2012, and again at Rio 2016, both in the flyweight division. Following her amateur career she turned professional and competed from 2017 to 2019. She retired with an undefeated record and held the WBO female flyweight title in 2019. She is openly gay, and was named the most influential LGBT person in Britain by The Independent in 2012 and has been included in the annual Powerlist, recognition as one of the most influential people of African/African-Caribbean descent in the UK. Originally from Leeds, in West Yorkshire, she represented Haringey Police Community Club at boxing. She worked as an acting extra on soap operas such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and EastEnders, and for a while as a builder before the International Olympic Committee backed funding for women’s boxing in 2009. This road is named, like many on the former brickworks site in Woodside, after British Olympic athletes. The cluster includes Christie Drive, Redgrave Close, Backley Gardens, Goodhew Road, Akabusi Close, and Coe Avenue.
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