Jade Jones Taekwondo

Hometown: Bodelwyddan and Manchester
Sport: Taekwondo
Event: Women's 57kg
Games: London 2012, Rio 2016

At London 2012, Jade won Gold in the -57kg Taekwondo finals. This is Britain's first ever Gold in the sport at an Olympic Games.

Jade was born in 1993 in Bodelwyddan, North Wales. When she was eight years old, she took up Taekwondo at a local club. Jade says, "My Granddad took me to a local club when I was eight to get me interested in something and be able to defend myself." Jade moved from semi-contact Taekwondo to full contact (Olympic style) at the age of 15.

Jade has won numerous competitions and awards including the 2010 British Olympic Association Taekwondo Athlete of the Year and in 2011, US Open Gold, German Open Silver, British International Gold and Senior World Championship Silver. Jade has already fulfilled one of her ambitions to win Olympic Gold, and was awarded a MBE in 2013. She also won gold at the 2015 European Games in Baku in the 57kg weight division. Jade says that her hero is Paul Green, her coach and 'Taekwondo legend'.

More recently, Jones has made history yet again by winning gold and becoming double Olympic Champion at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Jade loves laughing, music, weekends and snuggling in bed. When asked what makes her cry, Jade says simply, "Losing!"