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Victory for Jade Jones in the World Taekwondo Grand Prix

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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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