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Rio Olympics 2016: Taekwondo’s Golden Girls Set To Shine At World Grand Prix

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Olympic champion Jade Jones and World gold medallist Bianca Walkden head up Great Britain’s squad for the World Taekwondo Federation World Grand Prix in Manchester from October 16-18.

GB Performance Director Gary Hall has named 16 athletes – including six wild cards – for the final competitive outing on home soil before next summer’s Rio Olympic Games.

World Championship silver and bronze medallists, Damon Sansum and Wigan’s Rachelle Booth, plus European Games winner, Charlie Maddock also get their latest opportunity to impress.

London 2012 poster girl Jones has already qualified the -57kg spot for her country but the world number one is looking for a rare victory in front of a Manchester crowd.

To read more and visit the Manchester Evening News website, please click here.

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