PRICE Lauren

25 Jun 1994
27
Female
CAERPHILLY
 
Great Britain
SHEFFIELD
 
Great Britain

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BOX Boxing Women's Middle (69-75kg) 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Kokugikan Arena
GBR
PRICE LPRICE Lauren
5
WP
MGL
MUNKHBAT MMUNKHBAT Myagmarjargal
0
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
GBR
PRICE LPRICE Lauren
5
WP
PAN
BYLON ABYLON Atheyna
0
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
GBR
PRICE LPRICE Lauren
3
WP
NED
FONTIJN NFONTIJN Nouchka
2
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
GBR
PRICE LPRICE Lauren
5
WP
CHN
LI QLI Qian
0
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Middle2019Ulan-Ude, RUS
3Middle2018New Delhi, IND
9Welter2014Jeju, KOR
9Welter2012Qinhuangdao, CHN

European Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Middle2019Minsk, BLR
3Middle2018Sofia, BUL
3Middle2016Sofia, BUL

Bocskai Memorial
RankEventYearLocation
2Middle2021Debrecen, HUN

Cologne Boxing World Cup
RankEventYearLocation
1Middle2019Cologne, GER

Grand Prix Usti
RankEventYearLocation
3Middle2021Usti nad Labem, CZE
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Cycling, listening to music. (teamgb.com, 03 Jul 2020; morningstaronline.co.uk, 01 Jan 2020)
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Athlete
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Cardiff University, Great Britain
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English
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Rob McCracken [national]
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Southpaw (boxingnewsonline.net, 13 May 2021)
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She has represented Wales in football and captained the national U19 team. She also competed at international level in different age groups in kickboxing, netball, and taekwondo. (walesonline.co.uk, 13 May 2014; faw.org.uk, 13 May 2014)
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She began boxing at age 16. (uefa.com, 18 Jul 2013)
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She felt she was more suited to boxing than taekwondo, despite being selected as an emerging talent in the martial art. "I was quite young at 16 and looking back now I was always better with my hands than my legs. So I did not feel as if taekwondo was for me and I took up boxing." (bbc.co.uk, 30 Nov 2018; walesonline.co.uk, 13 May 2014)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (bbc.co.uk, 09 Oct 2020)
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She has three training sessions a day at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, England. (walesonline.co.uk, 08 Mar 2021; telegraph.co.uk, 28 Nov 2020)
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Irish boxer Katie Taylor. (Sky Sports Boxing YouTube channel, 19 Nov 2019)
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Her grandparents, Derek and Linda. (walesonline.co.uk, 08 Mar 2021)
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"You should have ice in your mind and fire in your belly." (walesonline.co.uk, 08 Mar 2021)

General Interest

Olympic qualifying results
She secured a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo through the 2021 European Qualifying Event in Paris, France. (bbc.co.uk, 05 Jun 2021)

General
ALL-ROUND ATHLETE
In addition to boxing, she has also been involved in a number of sports at an elite level. She has competed in taekwondo for Great Britain, played football for the senior Wales team between 2012 and 2014, and also represented Wales in U14 netball. She has perhaps been most successful in kickboxing. "I was 10 years old when I joined a kickboxing club. I travelled the world and became world champion, European champion, and British champion. I've played football, I've been world champion and European champion, but going to the [2020] Olympics and winning a medal [in boxing] would top everything in my career." (southwalesargus.co.uk, 02 Jun 2021; walesonline.co.uk, 08 Mar 2021; telegraph.co.uk, 28 Nov 2020; faw.org.uk, 13 May 2014; uefa.com, 18 Jul 2013; uksport.gov.uk, 22 Dec 2010; walesonline.co.uk, 22 Nov 2007)

NO RUSH TO GO PROFESSIONAL
She hopes to win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and expects to try to qualify for the 2024 Games in Paris rather than turn professional. "My only focus is Tokyo - and I might do another cycle yet. [British boxer] Nicola Adams did two cycles. I just think at the minute, for pros, it's not that big. You could have a world title within three fights, five fights or something like that. Where do you go from there? If I'm medalling at a world championships, an Olympics, I'm on funding, I'm making an alright wage for myself in the amateurs, then I just look at it that way. I love travelling the world, going to different countries and picking up experience. Going to the Olympics has been a dream of mine since I was eight years of age, so it would top everything in my career." (southwalesargus.co.uk, 02 Jun 2021; eurosport.com, 27 May 2021)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
WP:
Win on Points
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