Lauren Price of Great Britain outclassed China’s Li Qian to win the women’s middleweight gold medal at Tokyo 2020, taking a 5:0 win, with four of the cards unanimous scores in her favor.
Price, who was the top seed, completes a pretty dominant run through the division, only really tested much at all in her semifinal win over Nouchk Fontijn of the Netherlands. The Brit will be a solid contender for the women’s Val Barker Trophy.
Li, who hadn’t lost a single card in Tokyo, just couldn’t get the read on Price in this one, having trouble landing much clean and being made to look second-best throughout the fight. Price was steady in her attacks, defensively responsible, and just landed the better shots.
The gold medal is the second for Great Britain in boxing this year, following Galal Yafai taking the men’s flyweight gold. It’s the first women’s middleweight gold to be won by someone other than Claressa Shields, as well.