Lauren Price

By 21st September 2017

Achievements:

  • 2018 Women’s World Championships, New Delhi, India – Bronze
  • 2018 Women’s European Championships, Sofia, Bulgaria – Bronze
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia – Gold
  • 2016 European Championships, Bulgaria – Bronze
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland – Bronze

Profile:

Growing up in Wales, Lauren first started in kickboxing after her grandfather encouraged her to give it ago. But her high ambitions quickly took over and as kickboxing wasn’t a Commonwealth or Olympic sport she knew she had to move into the boxing ring.

Been one of the more experienced members of the GB squad, Lauren is also one of the most decorated. Lauren became the first Welsh women’s boxer to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal at the 2018 Games in Australia, improving on her Bronze medal from the 2014 Glasgow game. Price beat the home favourite Caitlin Parker in a split decision.

It’s not only boxing that Price has succeeded in, playing football to a national level. Playing football from a young age, she was quickly picked up by Cardiff City. At just 16, Price was called up to the Wales international squad, she would go on to make 52 full international appearances.

A massive inspiration for Lauren, like many others, is Nicola Adams. Adams who is a double Olympic gold medallist and the first women to win an Olympic boxing title creates a very inspiring figure to all the young female boxers.