GB boxer Nicola Adams books place at Rio 2016 Olympics

England's Nicola Adams reacts after winning the bout against Canada's Mandy Bujold during the Womens Fly semi-final boxing match at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 1, 2014
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GB boxer Nicola Adams earns a place in this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

British boxer Nicola Adams has secured a place in this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 33-year-old earned a win by unanimous decision over Norway's Marielle Hansen at the European qualifying tournament in Samsun, Turkey.

Adams, who won gold at London 2012, is the first GB boxer to qualify for the Games, which get underway on August 5 and run for 16 days.

Meanwhile, Ireland's Katie Taylor missed her chance as she lost to Yana Alexseevna of Azerbaijan and will now need to reach the semi-finals of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Astana next month.

Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
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