The 2nd Fujairah Open began from February 20th to the 22nd, over 558 athletes gathered to compete. The WTF Global Licence was a mandatory taekwondo passport for all athletes and officials to participate in this Tournament.
According to gbtaekwondo.co.uk, following a hugely successful medal haul at the last Luxor Open in Egypt, the GB team went back on the mats at the Fujairah Open in the UAE beginning Thursday 20th. Fourteen athletes competed over the three days at the G1 Open.
And one of the best performance was done by the Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones who claimed gold in the Fujairah Open in Dubai after beating Sweden’s Nikita Glasnovic in the final, posted walesonline.co.uk.
Jones tweeted after the competition: “Gold today ! Thanks for all the support!”
The Flint martial arts ace rose to prominence when she famously claimed the gold medal at London 2012.
The 20-year-old had reached her the final in Egypt the week before but came up short against the home favourite Hedeya Wahba.
The Egyptian gained revenge for a defeat to Jones in the World Taekwondo Grand Prix at the end of last year by taking the Luxor Open title 10-7 with the Welsh star being forced to settle for silver.