Emotional Lauren Price dedicates Olympic gold to grandparents Derek and Linda Price. Here is every detail about them.
Lauren Price is an amateur boxer and footballer from Wales. She represents the British team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Price very recently won a gold medal beating Li Qian of China on August 8, 2021. Besides, she is also a reigning world middleweight champion.
The 27-year-old Olympian remembered her grandparents as she took the boxing gold. Who are they? Get to know them from here.
Who Are Lauren Price Grandparents?
Lauren Price dedicated her victory to grandparents Derek and Linda price for their years of support.
The Olympic champion has been living with them since she was just three years of age. She was raised in Caerphilly after her parents were unable to look after her. The Pice family home is in the south Wales town of Ystrad Mynach.
In an emotional tribute, she mentions how her grandparents play a significant role in making her dream come true.
Meet Lauren Price Grandfather Derek Price
Lauren Price’s grandfather Derek Price passed away in November 2021 at the age of 80. He was suffering from dementia.
After the victory in the finals, she prayed for her grandad, who encouraged her in sports.
Derek Price was a former Football coach himself. He believed that her energetic granddaughter could really excel in sports.
Derek first took the seven-year-old Lauren to a local club in Bargoed to try for athletics. But they were rejected as she was still very young.
Later she showed interest in several sports taking up football, netball, and kickboxing at the age of ten.
The gold medalist is also studied a Foundation Degree in Football Coaching. She is a student at the University of South Wales.
Meet Lauren Price Grandmother Linda Price
Lauren Price’s grandmother Linda Price is another important person in her life. The grandmum describes Lauren as an adorable but busy child.
Welcoming the young Price into their home had given her and Derek a new lease of life. She is currently 91 years old.
Price’s grandma always encouraged her. She even warned the youngster’s teacher not to shatter her dreams.
Even in the present times, Lauren calls her nan every night. While Linda also responds with encouraging text messages.
Lauren Price would have been put in care at 3 days old had her grandparents not taken her in. She grew up with a dream. The young Welsh boxer drove a taxi by night & trained in the day. She’s just won gold in Tokyo. Another incredible backstory of a warrior woman. pic.twitter.com/WsMuHnQt8N
— Suzanne Breen (@SuzyJourno) August 8, 2021
Lauren Price Parents Details
Lauren Price’s biological parents gave her up when she was just 3 years of age. Eventually, she was raised by loving grandparents.
She sometimes opens about her parents. On the other hand, she prefers not to publicize their names.