2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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Jade Jones

Sport: Taekwondo

Nation: Great Britain

DOB: March 21, 1993

Hometown: Manchester

Career Highlights: Taekwondo athlete Jade Jones, 19, is an outsider for a medal at the London Games. Encouraged to take up the sport from the age of eight, Jones was highly successful at youth level, winning silver at the World Junior Championships in 2010 and gold at the Youth Olympics in the same year, with both medals coming in the 55kg weight category. A bronze at the 2010 European Championships at bantamweight hinted at a bright senior career, and a shift to featherweight saw Jones pick up a silver at the 2011 Worlds in Gyeongju. Another gold at the 2011 US Open in Austin ensured that she will be considered a major threat for a medal at her first Olympic Games, with the youngster likely to enter at featherweight. However, world champion Hou Yuzhuo of China and South Korea’s Lim Su-Jeong will provide stiff competition.

Olympic History: None

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