Jade Jones - Great Britain's first ever taekwondo Olympic champion

Jade Jones - Great Britain's first ever taekwondo Olympic champion

Jade Jones, Young Olympian of the Year.     What she did: The 19-year-old from Flint followed up Sarah Stevenson's bronze in 2008 by becoming the first Great British athlete to win taekwondo gold with a shock victory over China's Yuzhuo Hou.

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Jade Jones, Young Olympian of the Year. What she did: The 19-year-old from Flint followed up Sarah Stevenson's bronze in 2008 by becoming the first Great British athlete to win taekwondo gold with a shock victory over China's Yuzhuo Hou.

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It was another first when Welsh teenager Jade Jones won Britain's first ever Olympic taekwondo Gold after defeating Yuzhuo Hou from China.

It was another first when Welsh teenager Jade Jones won Britain's first ever Olympic taekwondo Gold after defeating Yuzhuo Hou from China.

Great Britain TaeKwonDo mascot at the London 2012 Olympics

Great Britain TaeKwonDo mascot at the London 2012 Olympics

Martin Stamper Photos Photos - Martin Stamper of Great Britain competes against Servet Tazegul of Turkey during the Men's -68kg Taekwondo semifinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

Martin Stamper Photos Photos: Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

Martin Stamper Photos Photos - Martin Stamper of Great Britain competes against Servet Tazegul of Turkey during the Men's -68kg Taekwondo semifinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

London 2012 - Jade Jones of Great Britain and her coach celebrate Jones defeating Yuzhuo Hou of China during the Women's -57kg Taekwondo gold medal final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England.  Getty

London 2012 - Jade Jones of Great Britain and her coach celebrate Jones defeating Yuzhuo Hou of China during the Women's -57kg Taekwondo gold medal final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England. Getty

Martin Stamper Photos Photos - Rohullah Nikpah (L) of Afghanistan competes against Martin Stamper (R) of Great Britain during the Men's-68kg Taekwondo bronze medal finals on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

Martin Stamper Photos Photos: Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

Martin Stamper Photos Photos - Rohullah Nikpah (L) of Afghanistan competes against Martin Stamper (R) of Great Britain during the Men's-68kg Taekwondo bronze medal finals on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

Silver medalist Lutalo Muhammad of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Taekwondo -80kg Contest on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Silver medalist Lutalo Muhammad of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Taekwondo -80kg Contest on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Great Britain taekwondo fighters hope to put a disappointing World Championships behind them and boost their Rio 2016 Olympic qualification prospects at the inaugural World Taekwondo Grand Prix  in Manchester 13-15 December.

GB fighters aim to reclaim status as a leading taekwondo nation

Great Britain taekwondo fighters hope to put a disappointing World Championships behind them and boost their Rio 2016 Olympic qualification prospects at the inaugural World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester 13-15 December.

Martin Stamper Photos Photos - Martin Stamper of Great Britain walks out to compete against Damir Fejzic of Serbia during the Men's -68kg Taekwondo quarterfinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

Martin Stamper Photos Photos: Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

Martin Stamper Photos Photos - Martin Stamper of Great Britain walks out to compete against Damir Fejzic of Serbia during the Men's -68kg Taekwondo quarterfinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo

In Rio 2016 GB Taekwondo aim to build on the two medals they won at London 2012 and have teamed up with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport for the 'Fighting Chance: Battle4Brazil'  programme, which aims to boost Great Britain's world-class academy with the recruitment of athletes from non-Olympic martial arts.

GB Taekwondo search for Rio 2016 Olympic recruits

In Rio 2016 GB Taekwondo aim to build on the two medals they won at London 2012 and have teamed up with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport for the 'Fighting Chance: Battle4Brazil' programme, which aims to boost Great Britain's world-class academy with the recruitment of athletes from non-Olympic martial arts.

Lutalo Muhammed of Great Britain cries into a friend’s arms after he lost his gold medal taekwondo bout in the last second during day fourteen of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero

Tom Jenkins’ best sports photos of 2016

Lutalo Muhammed of Great Britain cries into a friend’s arms after he lost his gold medal taekwondo bout in the last second during day fourteen of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero

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