Great Britain's Nicola Adams has retained her Olympic boxing title in the -51kg division by defeating Sarah Ourahmoune of France. The 33-year-old from Leeds edged an incredibly competitive fight by a unanimous judges' decision.

Adams began the contest on the front foot, using her boxing skills and superior reach to dominate the opening round. The Brit landed some eye-catching, clean shots to take the round on all three judges' cards.

And her dominance continued into the second round, when she used her jab to keep her rival at distance. Again, Adams was awarded the round by all of the judges - and she appeared well on her way to a second successive gold medal.

But the French fighter came back into the contest in the third round, closing the distance on Adams and throwing punches in bunches. Ourahmoune claimed the round on account of her aggressive approach, meaning the gold medal was still up in the air heading into the fourth and final session.

Yet Adams showed all of her experience and class to regain her composure for the last round and to secure her place in Olympic history. "The gold rush continues. I can't believe it I am now officially our most accomplished amateur boxer ever and it is such an amazing feeling," Adams subsequently told the BBC.

"It is well up there (compared with London). They are both on the same level. It takes a lot to win an Olympic medal and I would just like to thank everybody."