Smith Graduates From Development Squad and Joins World Class Performance Programme
GB Taekwondo will be welcoming Development Programme athlete, Jordyn Smith (of Central Taekwondo), into the Academy in Manchester.
Smith is set to join the elite team on 14th March and will continue training for the upcoming Youth Olympic Qualification Tournament and Junior World Championships, next month.
She will compete under the -49kg weight division alongside taekwondo newcomer, Maddison Moore.
Scottish-born Smith has made quite the mark over the years, most notably a gold medal at the Cadet European Championships in 2015, which was swiftly followed by a European bronze in the very same year.
On graduating from the pathway, she said: “I’m really excited to be joining the World Class Performance Programme, it’s always been a goal of mine to become a full-time athlete at GB Taekwondo and now it’s finally happening.
I can’t wait to start training with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world, I know it’s going to be a great experience for me!”