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“Headhunter” Jones Lives Up To Nickname With Thrilling Home World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix Victory

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Britain’s Olympic champion Jade Jones produced an attacking masterclass at her home World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix here tonight to win under 57 kilograms gold on a night of host country success.

Perfectly living-up to her nickname of the “headhunter”,  Jones struck four decisive three-pointers in the second and third rounds to overcome an early deficit and earn a 14-4 victory over Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomez to the delight of a partisan home crowd.

Fighting in her adopted home city, the Welsh star had the toughest of opening tests against Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin, the Iranian who narrowly beat her at the quarter-final stage at the World Championships in Chelyabinsk in May.

Since that setback, Jones has responded as only a champion can, winning gold at the Baku 2015 European Games and at last month’s Grand Prix in Samsun to emerge as the leading contender in a tough division.

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