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London 2012 gold medallist Jade Jones is keen to experiment with her game at the upcoming World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix Series 3 in Manchester as she looks to boost her chances of successfully defending her Olympic crown at next year’s Games in Rio.

Speaking here after training, the world number one said her only disappointment at this month’s WTF Grand Prix Series 2 in Samsun, where she claimed under 57 kilogram gold with a 6-3 victory against Taiwan’s Yun-Wen Huang, was that she didn’t “practice enough”.

With a sizeable points advantage over her rivals in the Olympic rankings, Jones is all but assured of her place at Rio 2016, regardless of her showing at the Manchester Grand Prix which is scheduled to take place from October 16 to 18 at the city’s Regional Arena.

“I’m ranked world number one now and about 50 points in front as well – so I’m really safe,” she told insidethegames.

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