BBC Sport - Get Inspired: Nicola Adams' mum on daughter's fight to make history
She used to like dolls - Adams' mum
- From the section Get Inspired
It takes grit, determination and sacrifice not only to be a champion, but to raise a champion.
Dee Adams - mother of London 2012 Olympic boxing gold medallist Nicola Adams - looks back at her daughter's childhood and recounts how she was, by and large, a little girl just like any other.
She also remembers how Nicola first got into boxing, how the family struggled financially at times, and how sport kept her daughter out of trouble as a teenager.
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