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Taekwondo: ‘Head-hunter’ Jade Jones Adds Body Work To Repertoire


Reigning Olympic -57kg taekwondo champion Jade Jones is aiming to beat her opponents to the punch when she defends her title at Rio 2016.

The 22-year-old Welsh fighter earned the nickname of ‘Head-hunter’  when she arrived at the British Taekwondo Academy in Manchester in 2009.

But now she is adding more body blows to her trademark kicks to the head.

“When everyone is covering up and you can’t score very easily… a big punch can win you a point,” Jones said.

She began the season’s World Taekwondo Grand Prix campaign with a silver medal in Moscow last weekend, losing to Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin on a golden point.

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