DATE OF BIRTH
February 25 1999
Gold at the 2016 European Championships, gold at the Junior World Championships in 2014/2016
2018 Grand Prix (Rome)
2018 European Championships
2018 Sofia Open
2018 US Open
2017 Grand Prix (London)
2017 President's Cup (Pan AM)
2017 President's Cup (Europe)
2017 Dutch Open
2017 German Open
2016 Junior World Championships
2016 Polish Open
2016 Luxembourg Open
2016 Greece Open
2016 European Championships
2015 Dutch Open
2014 Korean Open
2014 Junior World Championships
2014 Trelleborg Open
2013 Croatia Open
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 GB 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.
A force to be reckoned with, Lauren has since gone on to beat reigning World Champion, Ruth Gbagbi, at the 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix in London.
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.
(Kickboxing) 12 World Championships, 20 European Championships, 3 full contact title belts in kickboxing.
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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