Browse biogs A-Z
 
Home > Categories > Sports > Taekwondo > Jade Jones's Biography

Jade Jones's Biography

 
Browse biogs A-Z
 

Jade Jones was born in Bodelwyddan in Wales on 21 March 1993.

She studied at Flint High School.

Jade started taekwondo after her grandfather Martin Foulkes took her at 8 years of age to a class in the local sports centre.

Jade Jones's early achievements include winning gold at the Youth Olympics in 2010.

Two years later, representing Team GB, she won gold at the London Olympic Games in 2012, beating the world champion Hou Yuzhuo of China in the women's -57kg final.

She was made an MBE in 2013 for services to taekwondo.

Jade Jones won back-to-back Olympic golds when she defeated Spanish world silver medallist Eva Calvo Gomez in the Rio Olympics in 2016.

In December 2016, it was reported that Jade Jones would be appearing on the fourth series of Channel Four's The Jump.

In the end, Jade Jones was the fourth celebrity to be eliminated from The Jump.



Back to Top

Latest User CommentsAdd your comment
Add your comment
To ensure you are a real person and not a computer please enter the following characters shown below: