The 20-year-old’s triumph in the women’s under-57 kilograms category provided one of the most powerful images of London 2012.
Jones was crowned BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year after beating Yuzhuo Hou 6-4 at the ExCel, avenging a defeat to the Chinese fighter in the 2011 World Championship final.
The Flint athlete is now gearing up for another tilt at the World Championship crown this July in Puebla, Mexico.
But, while looking forward to the event, Jones admits reaching the peak of her sport at such a young age has made motivation tougher.
“It is definitely harder,” she admitted.
“The Olympics were the biggest goal of my life. Then now you’ve got it, it is a bit hard to motivate yourself sometimes.
“But I am not world champion yet, I am not European champion yet so you just have to keep pushing your goals and thinking of different things that you want to achieve.
“I am just taking it a step at a time. I’ve got the worlds and then see what happens. Further down the line hopefully I will be going to Rio (for the 2016 Olympics).”
Jones has been announced as part of health club operator Virgin Active’s event team, Team VA – one of the many different engagements London 2012 success has brought with it.
“It has been a bit crazy,” she said.
“It is like nothing I could have imagined but it is back to hard training now.
“I’ve got the World Championships so I am just training hard for that. That has brought me back down to earth. I am looking forward to it.”
That is not the only change in Jones‘ world, with Sarah Stevenson going from team-mate to coach.
Having competed at four Olympics and won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, the 30-year-old decided to retire last month and has become GB Taekwondo‘s first-ever female high performance coach.
“That is a big change,” Jones said. “She has retired and moved to the coaching side.
“It is weird seeing her as a coach but she is a great inspiration so she will give me a lot of help.
“She had a big impact on me. Seeing everything she went through and still won the World Championships with losing her mum and dad.
“It just shows that if she can win it like that, we can win it.”