Lauren Williams is one of Team GB’s leading athletes, specialising in taekwondo and boasting an impressive medal tally of six gold, three silver and one bronze medal. A budding young athlete, Lauren competes in the 67kg weight category and has competed at Olympic Games, European Championships and various other top-tier taekwondo competitions worldwide. With such a successful sporting career to her name, Lauren is now a popular choice as a sports after dinner speaker for events of many kinds.
Starting competing at a junior level, Lauren’s early inspirations were taken from Olympic champion Jade Jones. Joining the GB Academy in Manchester, Lauren soon established a reputation as a force to be reckoned with – claiming her first major victory with a gold at the 2014 World Junior Championships. From that point on, Lauren has claimed countless victories such as gold at the 2016 World Junior Championships, gold at the 2016 and 2018 European Championships, gold at the 2018 Grand Slam and gold at the 2017 and 2018 Grand Prix.
Proving a formidable opponent in the ring, Lauren qualified to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. After their postponement to 2021, Lauren took to the stage and defeated her opponents to reach the finals. Unfortunately, Lauren was beaten by her opponent Matea Jelic and claimed silver at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. She also attended the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as a reserve athlete, finally able to demonstrate her skills in 2021.
A promising young athlete with an already impressive medal tally to her name, Lauren is now booked as a speaker for a variety of events. Entertaining guests as an after-dinner speaker, Lauren shares with audiences her successes in taekwondo and her journey from kickboxing to taekwondo. Hoping to claim countless more victories, Lauren inspires others to get into the sport and is a fantastic choice as an Olympics speaker for your event.
- 2 x World Junior Championships gold medallist
- 2 x European Championships gold medallist
- 1 x European Championships silver medallist
- 2 x Grand Prix gold medallist
- 1 x Grand Prix silver medallist
- 1 x Grand Prix bronze medallist
- 1 x Grand Slam gold medallist
- 1 x Olympic Games silver medallist
- Ranked no.2 in World Rankings