World Amateur Championships: Welsh boxer Lauren Price misses out on final

Lauren Price
Lauren Price was a bronze medallist at the 2018 European championships

Welsh boxer Lauren Price missed out on a place in the middleweight final at the Women's World Amateur Championships in New Delhi.

She lost to Nouchka Mireille Fontijn of Netherlands on a split points decision.

The 24-year-old, who was the only British boxer remaining in the Championships, gave a good account of herself against the number one seed.

Price was already guaranteed a bronze medal following victory over Poland's Elzbieta Wojcik in the quarter-final.

Price also won Commonwealth Games gold in April 2018.

"I am over the moon the way I performed against the world number one and Olympic silver medallist who was favourite to win," said Price.

"It could have gone either way and a lot of people thought I had it and it was on a split decision.

"In a way I am gutted I did not get the decision but on the other hand I have had the best year so far medalling in three major tournaments.

"I have proven to myself and a lot of other people I am there with the best in the world."

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