Lauren Price

By 21st September 2017

Achievements:

  •  2019 Women’s World Championships – Gold
  •  2019 European Games – Gold
  • 2018 Women’s World Championships  – Bronze
  • 2018 Women’s European Championships – Bronze
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold
  • 2016 European Championships – Bronze
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games – Bronze

Profile:

In 2014 Lauren found herself in a position that most other athletes would envy. Choose to continue an international football career that may lead to the World Cup or embark on a new career in boxing and aim for the Olympic Games.

Lauren made a courageous choice to pursue boxing and it has proven to be a very successful decision. After winning a bronze medal for Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games she became part of Olympic programme at the start of 2017 when she joined GB Boxing’s Podium squad.

In 2018 she had had a great year winning gold at Commonwealth Games followed by bronze at both the European and World Championships.

This paved the way for a spectacular twelve months in 2019 which saw her become only the third women from Great Britain, and the first from Wales, to win the World Championship, when she defeated Nouchka Fontijn of Holland in a dramatic final. Lauren’s victory in the World Championship followed a gold medal winning performance at the 2019 European Games in June and was part of a run that saw her remain unbeaten in the calendar year for 2019 which she finished as the number one ranked female middleweight in the world.

Born in the town of Ystrad Mynch in Caerphilly, Wales, Lauren was a world champion in Kickboxer at the age of 12 and, as a 16 year old, spent six months as part of the world class programme for Taekwondo after being scouted via the Fighting Chance talent campaign. A talented footballer, she also played more than 100 games for Cardiff City FC’s women’s team and won 52 international caps playing for Wales after making her debut at the age of 16.

Lauren aims to qualify for Tokyo and fulfil her dream of competing at the Olympic Games. She also hopes for her legacy and career to be an inspiration to the next generation of female boxers in the same way that Nicola Adams was an inspiration to her.