Jade Jones OBE MBE

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A woman in karate uniform kicking her leg in the air.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman (UK) to win a Gold Medal (Taekwondo) at the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (2010)

December 2011, The National Taekwondo Centre, Manchester

b.1993, Denbighshire

Introduced to taekwondo at 8 years old by her grandfather, Jade Louise Jones took up the sport full-time at 16. A year later in 2010 she won bronze at the European Championships and was the first woman to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympics. In 2011 Jade won a silver medal at the World Championships in Gyeongju. In London 2012, she landed an Olympic gold medal, the youngest Team GB athlete to win gold and the first ever Briton and first woman to do so in her discipline. She was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to her sport and won Olympic gold again in Rio 2016.

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