Gold medal Olympic boxing champion Lauren Price returned from Tokyo to her hometown of Ystrad Mynach today, making a beeline straight for her nan.

The middleweight boxer was the last gold medallist for Team GB in Tokyo, beating China's Li Qian in the final.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Ystrad Mynach to welcome Ms Price home after weeks away.

In a video posted on Twitter, Ms Price can be seen looking emotional as she is embraced by her nan, Linda, while being surrounded by a cheering crowd.

Chants of 'there's only one Lauren Price' could be heard before the cheering reached a fever pitch as Price reached into her car and produced her gold medal.

She then approached the crowd and showed children the medal.

Price has often credited her grandmother, as well as her grandfather, Derek, with giving her the support she needed to succeed in multiple sports.

Unfortunately, Derek passed away in November 2020.

Price's grandparents were the main caregivers for her as she grew up, as her parents gave her up soon after she was born.

Ms Price has excelled not just in boxing, but in kickboxing and football as well.

She has earned 52 caps for Wales and won four kickboxing world titles while she was still just a teenager.

Before winning boxing gold in Tokyo, Ms Price won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and won World Championship gold in in 2019.

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