Jade Jones (born 21 March 1993) is a Welsh taekwondo athlete who represented Team GB at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning Britain’s first taekwondo gold medal, in the women’s 57 kg category. She is nicknamed “The Headhunter” because she prefers to try and score points from her opponent’s head rather than their body as successful kicks to the head are awarded more points than successful kicks to the body.
Jade Jones (R) and Bianca Walkden train during the announcement of taekwondo athletes named in Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the National Taekwondo Centre on June 22, 2016 in Manchester, England.
Great Britain's taekwondo fighters will take part in their final competition before the London 2012 Olympic Games when the European Championships begin in Manchester on Thursday. The competition presents the GB athletes with their last opportunity to convince Olympic selectors that they deserve at place in Team GB.
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.