Middleweight boxing world champion Lauren Price won her first bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying she was “greatly impressed” by Britain’s performance in taekwondo, in which she competed.
One of the favorite Olympic gold medalists, Welsh’s South Pau Mongolia was effective in shooting Magmajarjal Mankhabat, who gained a strong left arm over his opponent in the first round.
After his victory by unanimous vote, the price looks dynamic and happy, with a smile and as soon as he got out of the camera, he splashed.
“It’s very upsetting to see everyone’s boxes. I’m glad to be out,” he said on the fifth day of the Tokyo Games.
Asked if she was impressed by the performance of her friend and taekwondo silver medalist Lauren Williams – she trained at the same kickboxing gym before changing both subjects. To win that gold. “
Price said he had watched Williams’ finals from afar and that Williams had sent him a “good luck” message. Britain won two silver and one bronze, but there was no gold in taekwondo.
At the tournament, Williams, from Wales, also said it was “crazy” that the two remembered a picture of the kickboxing world championships in Tokyo, Greece, in which she was kicking Price in the stomach. And the price is punching him in the face.
“We had no idea she would end up being a boxer and I would do taekwondo. It’s crazy about reflection.
“Just to see her here – it also made me proud of where we came from,” said Williams, who lived in a caravan with his mother for 18 months as he entered the Taekwondo Academy in Manchester, away from home. Came for
Price, who was raised by her grandparents after she was adopted as a newborn by her parents, said she was happy with her performance in the early days, and hoped that Mankhabat would continue to do so. Will hope to come
“Of course gold is the real focus, but I won’t think too much of myself and just enjoy it.”