Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story [videorecording].
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Widescreen ed.
- Publisher: [United States] : Gravitas Ventures, 2022.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Director, Helena Coan.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Nicola Adams, Paul Allen, Ella Baig.
At London 2012, Nicola Adams OBE became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. A Black, gay, working class girl from a council estate fighting in a sport which didn't accept women, how did Nicola overcome the odds stacked against her and make history? Nicola fell in love with boxing as a child, and fought her first bout when women's boxing was still illegal in the UK. Women were reluctantly accepted into the sport when Nicola was a teenager, yet there was a shocking disparity in funding for male and female boxing, and women's boxing was not accepted as an Olympic sport. Nicola fought for equality and worked her way up the ranks, finding her place in a male-dominated sport where women were still not welcome. A hybrid of personal archive, sports footage, interviews with sports stars and those who know Nicola Adams best, this film stands as triumphant testament to the power of grit and determination. It is the story of Nicola's refusal to be bound by limitations, overcoming disadvantage, injury and defeat to become a true champion in every sense of the word.
|Target Audience Note:||
MWT rating: NR.
|System Details Note:||
English audio; English subtitles.
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