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Jones Wins 1st Round in Title Defence

JJ Round 1 MAR

Reigning Olympic Champion, Jade Jones has won her preliminary match against Naima Bakkal of Morocco 12-4 and will be competing in the -57kg Quarter Final later this evening.

Jones led the first round 4-2 after scoring her trademark head kick, before going onto finish round two, 8-4.

Both fighters were given kyong-go’s in the third round but Jones managed to land another three-point head kick to win the bout 12-4.

The 23-year-old will continue her quest to retain her title where she will face Iranian refugee, now representing Belgium – Raheleh Asemani at 7.30pm. 

Listen to live coverage on BBC 5 Live, watch on BBC One this evening or watch the live stream here.

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