LAUREN Price is an Olympic champion.

The Welsh boxer produced a sensational performance against China’s Li Qian to land middleweight gold on the final day of Tokyo 2020.

Price, 27, from Ystrad Mynach, becomes Wales’s first Olympic boxing champion and only the second British woman after Nicola Adams to win gold at the Games.

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And the result at the Kokugikan Arena in the Japanese capital was never in doubt, with Price awarded 75kg victory by all five ringside judges.

Qian, 31, couldn’t deal with Price’s quick hands and fast feet from the first bell, regularly being made to miss and then feeling the force of the Welshwoman’s punches.

Price picked off Qian at will in the opening stanza, landing all the telling shots while keeping her opponent out of reach.

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Qian had a bit more joy in round two but Price continued to punch and move, and she took that into the last round, staying out of danger and continuing to catch her rival.

In winning, Price adds the Olympic title to the world crown she won in 2019 and her European Games and Commonwealth Games gold medals.