SINGAPORE 20105

Jade Jones wins Britain's first Youth Olympics gold

Wales' rising taekwondo star Jade Jones won Great Britain's first gold of the inaugural Youth Olympics on day three of the competition in Singapore.


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Jones, 17, beat Vietnam’s Than Thao Nguyen 9-6 in the 55kg category final by landing a kick to her opponent’s head six seconds into the extra period.

The Flintshire teenager is now targeting the London Olympics in 2012.

“I’ve had the experience here so I know what it’s going to be like. I’ve just got to keep on winning,” she said.

“It’s amazing, it’s an Olympic set-up here so I’m now excited for London 2012,” added the teenager, who won three matches to reach the final.

“You’ve always got a little bit of nerves at the back of your head but I was confident. I knew I could win on my day but anything can happen. It’s so close, but it’s just amazing.”

“It was so close, anybody could’ve got that point at the end so I just had to go for it and what happened, happened.”

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Source: BBC Sport.

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