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Jade Jones

Jade Jones

Jade is Great Britain's first ever taekwondo gold medalist. Born in North Wales in 1993, Jade was introduced to Taekwondo aged eight by her grandfather as a means of self-defense and, according to her, to keep her out of trouble. She proved to be a natural talent and enjoyed a quick and prolific rise through the ranks to become the GB’s number one ranked junior of any division, male or female. Jade turned professional in 2010, and typically fights in the - 57 kg division. In addition to her gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Jade took silver at the 2013 World Taekwondo Grand Prix and at the 2014 European Championships.

I am very proud to have been named as a Baku 2015 Athlete Ambassador, and it will be an honour to help promote the Games-Jade Jones

Greatest Sport Achievements:

Winning the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games

 

We asked Jade:

Are you excited to be competing in the first ever European Games?

I’m really excited to compete in the European Games. It's another chance to compete in a multi-sport event, which I don't often get the chance to do. It should be a great atmosphere!

Do you have any pre-game or pre-competition rituals or superstitions?

I always wear my lucky socks, and all my family wear a necklace with a jade green gem stone the day before I fight.

Most treasured possession?

My Olympic medal

Favourite historical figure?

Muhammad Ali


Profile

Sport Taekwondo
DOB 21.03.93
Country Great Britain

Baku 2015 Taekwondo

Medal events

8

Athletes

128

Competition days

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    Taekwondo

    Taekwondo is a Korean martial art with roots back to the early days of the Korean peninsula.
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