Olympic champion Jones Strikes Gold As World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 2 Comes To A Close
London 2012 Olympic champion Jade Jones claimed the women’s under 57 kilogram title on the closing day of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix Series 2 here.
The 22-year-old Briton produced an assured performance in the weight category’s final bout to beat Chinese Taipei’s Yun-Wen Huang, 6-3.
Jones, who won gold at last year’s WTF Grand Prix Final in the Mexican state of Querétaro, moved into a 6-0 lead early in the third round and despite a late rally from her opponent held on for the win.
The match started with Jones, who had been looking razor-sharp in the earlier rounds, pressurising Huang backwards and forcing her to employ some evasive footwork.
Jones drew first blood with a body kick, and although she was deducted a point for holding after a scrappy edge-of-the-mat exchange, she soon racked up another to end the first round 2-0 to the good.
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