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JONES Jade
Great Britain
GBR
JadeJones
Date of Birth21/03/1993
Age22
Height170 cm/5'7"
Weight57kg/125lbs
GenderW
Medals
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Profile

Nickname-
School, universityFlint High School
Started competing2010
Language(s) spokenEnglish
Club nameManchester Aces, Manchester
CoachPaul Green
Hobbies

Spending time with my family and friends, listening to music, shopping"

Major sporting achievements

2012 OG (London) - 1st | 2011 WCh - 2nd | 2014 ECh – 2nd | 2012 ECh – 3rd | 2010 ECh – 3rd

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Has to be winning the 2012 Olympics, the feeling was unreal

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

I started to get a little bit naughty as a kid, so my granddad took me down to the local taekwondo club, and ever since the first session I fell in love with all the flash kicks, spins and knockouts. My international debut was Europeans in Russia. My favourite Olympic memory is going to see my family the night before my fight, in the family and friends zone – it was emotional. First Olympic memory was going to get my Olympic kit from Loughborough University. I train about five hours a day, five days a week. A superstition I have is to always wear lucky Great Britain knickers and socks. No significant injuries so far. My most influential person is my coach Paul GREEN; he has an amazing attitude and would do anything he could to give me the best chance of winning. And he still kicks faster than anyone I've seen. I am most proud of winning the first ever Youth Olympics. It was amazing because all my family came all the way to Singapore to see it. If I wasn't an athlete, I would be a physical education teacher. Competing at the European Games will mean a lot to me as it would be the first ever one and taekwondo athletes do not normally compete in multi-sport events.

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