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Lauren Price defeats Li Qian on points to win Olympic women's middleweight gold at Tokyo 2020 Games

Lauren Price completed a unanimous points victory over China's Li Qian to claim gold in the middleweight final in Tokyo as Team GB's boxing squad ended with two Olympic champions and a record medal haul

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Image: Lauren Price defeated Li Qian to win an Olympic gold medal

Lauren Price delivered a dazzling points victory over Li Qian to secure the Olympic gold medal in the middleweight final in Tokyo.

The 27-year-old Welsh boxer added a second gold for Team GB's boxing squad as she utilised her clever foot movement and swift hand speed while defeating China's Qian with a 5-0 unanimous decision.

Boxing off the back foot, Price darted into range to deliver crisp combinations on Qian in the first round.

Price lured Qian into sharp punches in the second, following up her accurate jab with stinging left hands.

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Ben Ransom reports from Tokyo on Price's superb gold medal-winning display - and also rounds up the rest of the action from the final day

After earning a commanding lead, Price then picked off Qian with ease as she completed a dominant triumph in the third.

"I'm over the moon, a huge thank you to everyone who supported me on this journey," Price told BBC.

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Image: Price took command of the bout from the first round

"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.

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"A big shout out to my nan, I can't wait to see her. My grandad passed away last year. This is for him, and my nan, I know he was looking down on me today and all week, I can't put into words what they've done for me over the years."

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Image: The Welsh boxer sealed a dominant victory in Tokyo

Galal Yafai claimed the first gold medal for Team GB's boxers on Saturday when he defeated Carlo Paalam in the flyweight final.

The boxing squad have brought home a record six-medal haul as Pat McCormack and Ben Whittaker won silver, while Frazer Clarke and Karriss Artingstall took bronze.

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