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Jade Jones Named In Great Britain Squad For World Grand Prix Event In Manchester

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Olympic champion Jade Jones and world gold medallist Bianca Walkden head up a formidable Great Britain squad for the World Taekwondo Federation World Grand Prix in Manchester from October 16-18.

The event forms part of UK Sport’s National Lottery funded #EveryRoadtoRio series, which will feature over 30 world class sports events the length and breadth of the UK and support British athletes’ preparation and qualification for Rio 2016.

GB Performance Director Gary Hall has named 16 athletes – including six wild cards – for the final competitive outing on home soil before next summer’s Rio Olympic Games.

World Championship silver and bronze medallists, Damon Sansum and Rachelle Booth, plus European Games winner, Charlie Maddock also get their latest opportunity to impress.

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