Tumaini Carayol at Kokukigan Arena
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As the unanimous judges’ decision was announced in her favour, exactly as she and everyone else knew it would be, Lauren Price used her first moments as an Olympic champion to point up to the sky and stare proudly above.
Price was thinking only of her grandfather. Along with her grandmother 27 years ago, Derek and Linda had taken her in at three days old after her biological parents gave her up. They provided her with the love and foundation that allowed her to thrive. Last December, having had dementia that robbed him of his vitality, he died.