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Lauren Williams

WEIGHT
-67kg

CAREER HIGH
Gold at the 2016 European Championships, gold at the Junior World Championships in 2014/2016

CAREER RESULTS

2017 Grand Prix (London)
Gold

2017 President's Cup (Pan AM)
Gold

2017 President's Cup (Europe)
Gold

2017 Dutch Open
Silver

2017 German Open
Gold

2016 Junior World Championships
Gold

2016 Polish Open
Gold

2016 Luxembourg Open
Silver

2016 Greece Open
Gold

2016 European Championships
Gold

2015 Dutch Open
Gold

2014 Korean Open
Bronze

2014 Junior World Championships
Gold

2014 Trelleborg Open
Silver

2013 Croatia Open
Bronze

About Lauren

Having previously been a kickboxer, Lauren made the switch to Taekwondo after having watched Jade Jones become Olympic Champion at London 2012.

The Welsh-born teenager competed at junior level before she moved to join the Academy in Manchester.

Another Fighting Chance graduate, Lauren became Junior World Champion in 2014 and began fighting as a senior in 2016.

After only spending a few months as a senior, Lauren struck gold at the European Championships in Montreux. She was also selected as a reserve for the Olympic Games in Rio, before retaining her title as Junior World Champion later that year.


60 SECOND INTERVIEW

WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY:
I did kickboxing for ten years then went through the Fighting Chance programme, where I then began training in taekwondo.

OTHER SPORTS PLAYED:
Kickboxing, football, netball, rugby, hockey, basketball and swimming.

HONOURS:
(Kickboxing) 12 World Championships, 20 European Championships, 3 full contact title belts in kickboxing.

AMBITION:
To become European, World and Olympic gold medallist in taekwondo.

ROLE MODEL/FAVOURITE OTHER SPORTSMAN OR WOMAN:
Sarah Stevenson, Jade Jones, Nicola Adams and Rob Taylor, my previous instructor.

IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU £1 MILLION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT:
I would buy a small car, go to America and save the rest for when I need it.

SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT LAUREN WILLIAMS:
I began street dancing when I was ten but got bored, it wasn't aggressive enough!


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