Britain's most talented athlete? Multi-sport star Price claims sensational Olympic gold

Lauren Price has won gold for Team GB. Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Lauren Price won gold in the women's middleweight boxing on Sunday, claiming the final medal for Team GB at Tokyo 2020.

In addition to Olympic gold, Price is a four-time world and six-time European kickboxing champion and won over 50 caps for Wales women's national football team before switching to boxing in 2014.

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Price beat China's Li Qian on points after putting in a dominant display in the ring. She is the second British woman to win an Olympic boxing title after Nicola Adams.

The 27-year-old, who worked night shifts as a taxi driver in south Wales to support her boxing training, took the first round unanimously and the second with a 4-1 split decision. Price finished off the contest with a comfortable final-round display to secure gold.

"I can't really put this into words -- it's a dream come true," Price said.

"I still can't believe it, I've got to pinch myself but it just goes to show, if you dream and work hard enough, you can achieve anything.

"I'm over the moon, a huge thank you to everyone who supported me on this journey, from starting off at eight years of age, to everyone back at home who has shown me so much support. It means the world and it's got me through."

Price was taken in by her grandparents as a baby and has said she owes everything to them. Her grandad, who died last year after battling dementia, encouraged her especially to pick up sport.

"When the decision came, I looked up to him," Price added.

"He was a massive part of my life and if it wasn't for him or my nan, I wouldn't have achieved anything. They have always supported me 100 per cent.

"Speaking to my nan before I came out, I said I am going to get an Olympic medal and bring it back to her.

"I spoke to her on FaceTime last night and then when I woke up in the morning, I got a big paragraph from her about dreaming as a little girl.

"She always says if I reach for the moon, I can fall on the stars. And that is how far I have come."

Britain's boxing team has won a record haul of six medals in Toyko from 11 athletes -- two golds, two silvers and two bronzes. Their previous best return was five medals from London 2012.