Podium Success for Golden Girl Jones
Two-time Olympic and European Champion, Jade Jones has gained gold at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria on Sunday (21st April).
The Welsh fighter fought Finland’s Helmi Harkonen in her opening round and won 18-6 before going on to face Mexican Paulina Armeria in the -57kg Semi-Final and beating her 18-3.
Next, Jones dominated the Final against Suvi Mikkonen also of Finland, who threw in the towel during the second round due to the Brit being in the lead 19-3.
The win comes after an intense international training camp which took place in Manchester at the National Taekwondo Centre where Team France, Germany, Uzbekistan and Jordan were in attendance.
Soon after securing first place on the podium, the twenty-six-year-old said: “I’m glad to have gotten gold at the Sofia Open, that’s three more fights in the bag on top of a hard week.”
*The UK will play host to the World Taekwondo Championships for the very first time! It’s set to be the biggest International Taekwondo competition that Britain has seen, as the world’s best athletes, once again, come together to compete over 5 days for the World Championship crown and valuable ranking point for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.