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Victory for Jade Jones in the World Taekwondo Grand Prix


Jade Jones emphatically underlined her status as world number one with victory in the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester on Saturday night.

The London 2012 gold medallist saw off a series of top-quality opponents before clinching the -57kg title with a stunning 14-4 final win over world number two Eva Calvo Gomez.

Jones, who has already qualified for Rio next year, stormed back from an early 0-4 deficit to score three head kicks in quick succession and seal her first home win since her Olympic triumph.

Jones said: “When you’re competing on home soil you always feel that little bit more pressure but I was determined that I wasn’t going to come away with a silver medal.

“I had a bit of a dip after London but since then I’ve been getting better and better. Physically I’m 100 times better and it is a case of just improving mentally for Rio.”

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