WILLIAMS Lauren

25 Feb 1999
22
Female
BLACKWOOD
 
Great Britain
MANCHESTER
 
Great Britain

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
TKW Taekwondo Women -67kg 2 Silver Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Makuhari Messe Hall A
GBR
WILLIAMS LWILLIAMS Lauren
11
RSC
TGA
PASEKA MPASEKA Malia
0
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall A
EGY
MALAK HMALAK Hedaya
12
GBR
WILLIAMS LWILLIAMS Lauren
13
PTF
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall A
CIV
GBAGBI RGBAGBI Ruth
18
GBR
WILLIAMS LWILLIAMS Lauren
24
PTF
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall A
CRO
JELIC MJELIC Matea
25
PTF
GBR
WILLIAMS LWILLIAMS Lauren
22
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
Quarterfinal-67kg2017Muju, KOR
2nd Round-67kg2019Manchester, GBR

European Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1-67kg2019Bari, ITA
1-67kg2018Kazan, RUS
2-67kg2021Sofia, BUL

Grand Prix Final
RankEventYearLocation
Quarterfinal-67kg2019Moscow, RUS
Quarterfinal-67kg2017Abidjan, CIV
Last 16-67kg2018Fujairah, UAE

Grand Prix
RankEventYearLocation
1-67kg2018Manchester, GBR
1-67kg2017London, GBR
2-67kg2019Sofia, BUL
2-67kg2018Moscow, RUS
3-67kg2018Rome, ITA
Quarterfinal-67kg2019Chiba, JPN
Quarterfinal-67kg2018Taoyuan, TPE
Quarterfinal-67kg2017Rabat, MAR
Quarterfinal-67kg2017Moscow, RUS
2nd Round-67kg2019Rome, ITA

World Junior Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Women's Light Heavyweight 63-68kg2016Burnaby, BC, CAN
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Athlete
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Sport Studies - Loughborough College, Great Britain
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English
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Michael Harvey [national], GBR
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She has been a kickboxing youth world champion and won her first world title at age six. (thesun.co.uk, 15 Jul 2019; gbtaekwondo.co.uk, 16 Apr 2018)
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She began kickboxing at age three in Caerphilly, Wales, and switched to taekwondo at age 14. (thesun.co.uk, 15 Jul 2019; shropshirestar.com, 10 May 2019)
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She decided to switch from kickboxing to taekwondo after being inspired watching British taekwondo athlete Jade Jones win gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London on TV. "I didn't know what taekwondo was until 2012. She won the gold medal and my dad turned to me and said, 'Could you see yourself doing that? Is this something you'd want to do?'" (thesun.co.uk, 15 Jul 2019)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (caerphilly.observer, 22 Jul 2020)
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She trains five days a week, for four to six hours a day, at the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester, England. (tenby-today.co.uk, 18 May 2019; countyecho.co.uk, 03 Jun 2019)
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British taekwondo athlete Jade Jones. (bbc.co.uk, 16 Dec 2016)
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Her parents. (southwalesargus.co.uk, 18 May 2019)
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She was named 2016 Sports Personality of the Year by BBC Wales. (bbc.co.uk, 16 Dec 2016)

General Interest

General
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
When she first started training with the British taekwondo team and moved to Manchester, England, from Wales, she and her mother lived in the family caravan because she was only 14 years old. "I was too young at the time to even live in the houses that they had. So my mum and dad came up with this silly idea that we could live in this little touring caravan. My mum left her job in a college and moved up to live with me in the caravan, while my dad and sister stayed in Wales. At the start, it was really fun as it was like a permanent holiday. It was amazing. But then it started getting like, 'Oh my gosh, I am living in a caravan'. We lived like that for 18 months, until I turned 16 and I could move into athlete accommodation." (thesun.co.uk, 15 Jul 2019)

Legend
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Silver Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
PTF:
Win by Final Score
RSC:
Win by Referee Stops Contest
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