Jade Jones became Britain’s youngest Olympic champion at London 2012 as the 19-year-old nicknamed the ‘Head Hunter’ claimed taekwondo gold. How about that for teenage kicks? Jones threw her helmet in the air in joy and disbelief after winning her -57kg final against China’s No 2 seed Yuzhuo Hou 6-4 to claim Britain’s first gold medal at an Olympic Games in the sport.
Clockwise from top left: Adam Peaty (swimming), Andy Murray (tennis), Laura Trott and Jason Kenny (cycling), Giles Scott (sailing), Nick Skelton (showjumping), Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee (triathlon), and Jade Jones (taekwondo)
Last month Jade Jones made Olympic history, when she won Britain’s first ever taekwondo Gold medal and became Team GB’s youngest gold medallist of the London 2012 Games, after the 19-year-old proved victorious in the women’s -57kg category. Sportsister caught up with Jade to find out what life’s like as an Olympic gold medallist.