Nicola Adams Assures Another British Medal

NICOLA ADAMS secured a place in the Olympic semi-finals and guaranteed herself a medal with a victory over Ukraine's Tetyana Kob.

he London 2012 gold medalist dominated Kob - winning 3-0 - and will fight China's Cancan Ran in the semi-final.

Adams beat Ran on the way to victory four years ago.

This was Adams first bout in Rio after receiving a bye in the first round.

Once you get the first fight out of the way, you get rid of the ring-rust," Adams told the BBC.

"I wasn't at my best there but I'll improve as the competition goes on."

Adams, 35, is on course to become the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years.

Adams won the first round 10-9 on all three scorecards but lost some momentum in the second as she toyed with Kob's defence.

Nicola Adams saw of Ukraine's Tetyana Kob 3-0

Nicola Adams will face China's Cancan Ran in the semi final
"The tactics were at first to move around her...I wanted to see what she was like going back so the next two rounds I decided to go forward a little bit, play her at her own game," she said.

Ireland's Katie Taylor, the 2012 lightweight champion, lost her opening bout on Monday but Adams said that upset was not on her mind.

"I just have to focus on what I'm doing in the ring," she said. "If I start thinking about all that I'll lose my focus and be concentrating on other things than just getting in there and trying to win."

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