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Jones targets new goals after European Games gold success

United Kingdom - 2015/06/25 - Olympic champion Jones was in superb form in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku last week as she followed in the footsteps of Charlie Maddock in taking a second taekwondo gold for Great Britain


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Newly-crowned European Games champion Jade Jones admits there is little time to rest on her laurels with attention now turning to successfully defending her World Grand Prix crown.

Jones was in superb form in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku last week as she followed in the footsteps of Charlie Maddock in taking a second taekwondo gold for Great Britain.

That victory came courtesy of a 12-9 win over 2015 World Championship bronze medallist Ana Zaninovic, and went some way to making up for the disappointment of missing out on a World Championships medal herself in Russia last month.

The next big target will be the World Grand Prix series which sees competitions in Russia, Turkey and England before the finale in Mexico in December.

The first event in Moscow kicks off on August 14 and reigning champion Jones is well aware of the importance of the competition in order to stay ahead of the game in the Olympic rankings race.

“The Grand Prix are really good, obviously because there are lots of points on offer but also for training,” she said.

“The best in the world are there all the time so it’s like a World Championships every time.

Britain is getting so much bigger for taekwondo. Before the Olympics no one even knew what taekwondo was and now they know and it’s just getting bigger and bigger.

“Getting gold in Baku was really good, especially after the disappointment of the Worlds. There’s still a lot left to fight for this year, especially with rankings points for Rio.

“Like I’ve said before, I want to become a legend in my sport so I’m not done yet.”

Welsh fighter Jones will return to Manchester for the third leg at the National Squash Centre from October 16-18, one month after the National Championships take place in the same city a month earlier.

And with fond memories of fighting in front of her home fans, Jones intends to harness the support to her advantage.

“It’s always amazing when we have competitions in Manchester. A lot of my friends and family can’t afford to come and watch me all the time but they can come to watch me,” she added.

“Just the support I get from everybody is just unbelievable. It’s always amazing when I come out and everyone is cheering and screaming, they really lift you and they make you want to do well for them as well as yourself.”

 

 

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