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Jade Jones

 

 

Name Jade Jones
Weight -57kg
Height 169cm
D.O.B. 21 March 1993
Town of Birth Bodelwyddan, Wales
Based Manchester
     
           
    
 

 

Born in Bodelwyddan, North Wales in 1993 Jade started Taekwondo at the young age of 8 years old when her Grandad took her to their local club to learn how to defend herself.

Despite trying many other sports, she stuck with taekwondo and joined the GB Academy in 2010 under the tutelage of Paul Green. She won Great Britain's first gold of the inaugural Youth Olympics on day three of the competition in Singapore.

Jones, 17, beat Vietnam's Than Thao Nguyen 9-6 in the 55kg category final by landing a kick to her opponent's head six seconds into the extra period.

Since then Jade has enjoyed almost unbroken success, including in 2011 her World Championship silver medal where she was only beaten in the final on sudden death by China's Yuzhou Huo.

Jade is one of Britain's brightest young stars and won Britain's first ever taekwondo gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the -57kg category, gaining revenge on Huo in the final and becoming Great Britain's youngest Olympic champion at the London games.

 

All personal media and appearance requests for Jade should be directed to her management company, M&C Saatchi Merlin:

Lucy Bayliss, Client Assistant, M&C Saatchi Merlin
36 Golden Square, London, W1F 9EE, UK
T: +44 (0)207 259 1460
F: +44 (0)207 259 1461
M: +44 (0)7841 997 425