Nicola Adams will be literally fighting for a gold medal in London as she looks to fulfil her potential in flyweight boxing.
Clearly dominant in the early stages of her career, Leeds-born Adams became English amateur champion for first time in 2003, and went on to win it a further three times.
Adams became the first ever English female to earn a medal in a major tournament when she picked up the silver in the European Championships in Denmark in 2007.
The following year was the first English woman to earn a medal in the AIBA Women's World Championships in Ningbo, China, when she narrowly missed out on gold to the Polish world number one, Karolina Michalczuk.
She added to her medal haul in September 2010 when she picked up another AIBA Women's World Championships silver in Barbados, again being beaten at the hands of Michalczuk.
An intriguing rivalry is continuing between Adams and Michalczuk as the two fought it out for European Union Championship gold in Poland in 2011, when Adams finally got her own back by winning in her rival's own back yard.
That victory will give Adams huge belief heading into London, when it could well be a case of the two fighting it out again but this time with Adams having the backing of her own fans.