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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.




Year Competition City Position Weight
2012 Olympic Games London 1st -57kg
2012 European Championships Manchester 3rd -57kg
2012 German Open Hamburg 2nd -57kg
2011 French Open Paris 3rd -57kg
2011 British Open Manchester 1st -57kg
2011 Chuncheon Open Chuncheon 3rd -57kg
2011 World Championships Gyeongju 2nd -57kg
2011 German Open Hamburg 2nd -57kg
2011 US Open Austin 1st -62kg
2011 US Open Austin 3rd -57kg
2010 European Championships Saint Petersburg 3rd -53kg
2010 Junior World Championships Tijuana 2nd -55kg
2010 Youth Olympics Singapore 1st -55kg