Lauren Price wins gold in boxing, bringing Team GB’s Olympic medal tally to the same level as London 2012.
Lauren Price won gold in the women’s middleweight boxing for Team GB.
Lauren Price won gold in the women’s middleweight boxing event, extending Team GB’s winning streak in the ring. From the start, the Welshman completely overpowered China’s Li Qian, winning 5-0 points and securing Britain’s 22nd gold of the Games.
The boxers from Team GB have already equaled their medal haul from London 2012.
It was their second gold of the Games, following Galal Yafai’s victory over Carlo Paalam at flyweight the day before.
Price has joined a select group of women who have made history by storming to the top of the podium.
In the opening round, she defeated Myagmarjargal Munkhbat by UD before edging out Atheyna Bylon.
After that, Nouchka Fontijn was defeated in the semi-finals, and Li was defeated in the final.
After Nicola Adams, who won gold at flyweight in both 2012 and 2016, she becomes the second British woman to earn a gold medal in boxing.
Pat McCormack and Ben Whittaker both earned silver medals for Team GB in Tokyo, while Frazer Clarke and Kariss Artingstall took bronze.
Price has previously represented Wales at international football, netball, and taekwondo levels.
Before focused on her current profession, the 27-year-old was a world champion in kickboxing.
She made an early impression on the judges by shifting her feet and landing numerous flush blows on Li.
Price was in complete control during the second round in the middle of the match, and she began to put on a show.
Li would now need a stoppage to win gold, and this was a performance that the judges had no doubt about.
Lauren Price of #GBR has won the women’s #Boxing middleweight final, making her an Olympic champion!
@TeamGB pic.twitter.com/mxfWgom1yf Price became only the third Welshman to win a medal in boxing, following in the footsteps of Fred Evans and Ralph Evans.
She now has two Commonwealth Games medals to her credit, having won bronze in 2014 and gold two years ago in Australia.
In boxing, Team GB came in second to Cuba, which won five medals in Tokyo, four of which were gold.
Andy Cruz, who defeated Keyshawn Davis of the United States in the men’s lightweight final earlier this morning, became the latest star to accomplish the feat.