Tokyo Olympics: Lauren Worth beats Li Qian to win girls’s middleweight boxing gold

Tokyo Olympics: Lauren Price beats Li Qian to win women's middleweight boxing gold

Britain’s Lauren Price became the first Welsh fighter to win an Olympic boxing gold medal as she beat China’s Li Qian in the women’s middleweight final.

Price, 27, gained a 5-0 points victory at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo to earn Britain’s 22nd gold of the Games.

She becomes the second British woman to win boxing gold after Nicola Adams’ flyweight successes in 2012 and 2016.

Britain have won 65 medals in Tokyo, matching their London 2012 total, with 22 golds, 21 silvers and 22 bronze.

“I can’t really put it into words – it’s a dream come true,” Price told BBC Sport.

“I still have to pinch myself. It’s been years of hard work and if you dream and work hard enough you can achieve anything.

“I’m just over the moon and I want to thank everyone who supported me on this journey from eight years old.”

Price’s grandfather Derek passed away in November and, in an emotional interview, Price dedicated her gold medal to him and also to her grandmother Linda.

“It’s for him and my nan – I knew he…