European Games: Lauren Price wins gold to set Olympic marker

Lauren Price
Lauren Price won a gold medal for Wales at the Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast, Australia in 2018

Lauren Price underlined her credentials for success at the Tokyo Olympics after winning European Games gold in Minsk.

Price won via a 4-1 split decision over Netherlands Olympic silver medallist Nouchka Fontijn at middleweight.

Fontijn, the defending champion, beat Price in the semi-final at the World Championships in India last November.

"It has not even sunk in yet, but I am absolutely over the moon," Price told BBC Sport. "I used my speed and counter-punched and stuck to my plan."

Price says the gold medal is a major confidence booster ahead of her attempts to win Olympic gold in Tokyo next year.

"I was quite calm and chilled, nothing to lose, everything to gain was my attitude," she added.

"I would say this is the biggest win of my career to beat the world number one and Olympic silver medallist.

"I knew I had to take it to her to get the decision and I thought I won it clearly. I told myself I had nothing to lose and I went in with no pressure and it is an unbelievable feeling to have got the gold."