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Olympic boxing champion Lauren Price brought to tears as she’s greeted by her nan

Olympic boxing champion Lauren Price brought to tears as she’s greeted by her nan and fans lining the street upon her return to her hometown village of Ystrad Mynach in Wales

  • Lauren Price was emotional as she returned to her hometown village in Wales 
  • Price won a gold medal in Tokyo as she was crowned Olympic boxing champion 
  • Fans lined the street to greet the 27-year-old as she was praised for her success 

Welsh Olympic boxing champion Lauren Price received a hero’s welcome as she returned to her hometown village of Ystrad Mynach.

Price, who defeated China’s Li Qian to win gold, was reunited with her grandmother, who hugged her, while cheering crowds lined the street. 

The 27-year-old was overcome with emotion as she cried upon being given a rapturous reception.

Olympic boxing champion Lauren Price was emotional as she returned to Wales

Price, who defeated China's Li Qian to win gold, was reunited with her grandmother

Price, who defeated China’s Li Qian to win gold, was reunited with her grandmother

She also showed off her gold medal to the crowd. 

Price succeeded in the women’s middleweight final as she produced a dominant display.

She had previously beaten Dutch boxer Nouchka Fontijn in the semi-finals.

Price showed off her gold medal as she received a hero's welcome in Ystrad Mynach

Price showed off her gold medal as she received a hero’s welcome in Ystrad Mynach

Fans lined the street to greet the 27-year-old as she was praised for her success in Tokyo

Fans lined the street to greet the 27-year-old as she was praised for her success in Tokyo

Following her success in Tokyo, Price revealed that she has held talks with promoter Eddie Hearn about the possibility of turning professional, but says that she is keeping her options open.

As reported by BBC Sport, Price said: ‘I’ve had a lot of people message me – obviously the big man as well, Eddie Hearn, stuff like that.’ 

Price also outlined her ambition to defend her title at the next Olympics in Paris in 2024. 

Price succeeded in the women's middleweight final as she produced a dominant display

Price succeeded in the women’s middleweight final as she produced a dominant display 

Price revealed that she has held talks with Eddie Hearn about possibly turning professional

Price revealed that she has held talks with Eddie Hearn about possibly turning professional 

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