Nicola Adams wins historic Commonwealth Games gold

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Nicola Adams has made history by becoming the first female to win Commonwealth Games boxing gold.

Adams, who also won gold ar the Olympics after taking the title in London two years ago, beat Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh in the women's flyweight final in Glasgow.

It means the 31-year-old has only lost one match since her Olympic glory, with that loss coming in the quarter-finals of this year's European Championships.


The win wasn't without controversy, however, as Walsh strongly believed she should have won the bout after losing on a split-decision.

Adams' success wasn't the only home nations' glory on day 10 of the Games. Northern Ireland's Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan also both won gold.

Barnes beat India's Devendro Laishram in the light-flyweight final, while Conlan was the victor against England's Qais Ashfaq in the bantamweight division.

The golds were Northern Ireland's first of Glasgow 2014, and came in front of a packed SSE Hydro Arena.

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Table tennis success

In the table tennis, English pair Paul and Joanna Drinkhall won mixed doubles gold, beating compatriots Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho 3-2 in the final.

The husband and wife team - bronze medalists in Delhi four years ago - raced to a two-set lead and, despite a fightback from their opponents, took the decider 11-5.

In the squash, India won the women's doubles gold with a 2-0 win over English pair Laura Massaro and Jenny Duncalf.

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