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Jade Jones

Welsh taekwondo athlete

Jade Jones
Jade fighting for Gold Source: BBC

A Welsh taekwondo competitor is Jade Louise Jones OBE., who won the women’s 57 kg gold medal in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. She is also the 2019 World Champion, the 2016 and 2018, and 2021 European Champion, and the 2015 European Games Champion in this weight class.

Early Life, Parents & Education

Gary Jones and Jayne Ferguson welcomed Jade into the world at Bodelwyddan, Wales, in the United Kingdom.

She grew up in a home with her two older brothers, Luke and James. Jade has always participated in boy-on-boy boxing competitions and street fights. Jade and her father Gary, a former mover, used to lift heavy objects.

Growing up with two brothers, she had some rough and tumble experiences. The person who opposes and supports her the most is Jade’s grandfather, Martin Foulkes.

The rest of the family would claim she is special but unlucky because she doesn’t do well in different games, while her grandfather would say she has been bad straight up.

Education

Jade attended Flint High School in her hometown until she turned 16. She eventually quit going to school because she could concentrate so effectively on her martial arts training.

She began competing for the GB Taekwondo Academy in Manchester as her first Taekwondo trivia team in 2012 after enrolling there.

Body Measurements: Age, Height & Weight

Jones’ birthday is on March 21 and she was born in 1993. Therefore, in 2022, she will be 29 years old. She was born under the sign of Aries, and her birth flower is the jonquil and daffodil.

She weighs 57 kg and is 167 centimeters tall (126 lb). Jade is an athlete, thus she has a fantastic figure and a fit body.

 

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Professional Career

Jade is thought to be among the top Taekwondo practitioners.

When she won the first Youth Olympics in 2010, she realized she might compete successfully at the Olympics in 2012.

In order to launch her international career, Jade also won a bronze medal in the 2010 European Taekwondo Championship.

There were no expectations for Jade when she traveled to compete in the Olympics in 2012. Everyone claimed that she was only traveling for the experience. She did well, however, as she was focused on winning.

 

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Jade Jones made Olympic history by becoming the first woman from the United Kingdom to win gold in the women’s 57 kg division.

Later, when she won gold in the -57 kg weight division at the 2015 European Games in Baku, she became the second female Taekwondo competitor.

By winning a second gold in Rio 2016, she also made Olympic history. She also won the gold medal at the World Championships in 2019 and three consecutive European championships in 2021.

 

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 & Retirement

After failing in her first attempt, Jade had to fight back tears as she walked into the Makuhari Masse Hall in an effort to become the first British woman to win gold at three consecutive Olympic games.

In an interview, she admitted that after the loss, her emotions had been on an emotional roller coaster and that she had been trying to feel better rather than worse. The game was already ended, and she wished she could have added more, but she had already learned her lesson.

Jade admitted that her whole focus is on winning and the thrill of taking the stage as the national anthem is playing. At this point in her career, she will accept nothing less than gold.

 

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Tokyo 2020 had challenges for Jade as well. Up until two hours prior to the bout, she was unaware of her opponent. Because of this, she put a lot of pressure on herself.

Her family and the crowd were also gone because COVID encouraged her and helped her conquer her phobia.

She had previously stated that she intended to take some time off and decide what to do next, including whether she wants to aim for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which would occur in just three years, as opposed to the customary four-year break caused by the Tokyo Olympics’ one-year postponement due to Covid, which would normally occur.

Relationship Status

Former Taekwondo champion Jordan Gayle is dating Jade Jones.

She lives with her partner Jordan, Bianca Walkden, a fellow Olympian in taekwondo, and Aaron Cook, Bianca’s fiance and another taekwondo athlete.

 

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Born on March 24, 1991, Jordan Gayle is a native of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Jordan has participated in 23 tournaments and 35 recorded fights, 20 of which he has won.

He made the announcement that he was giving up taekwondo in 2015. He presently serves as GB Taekwondo’s coach.

 

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Net Worth, Salary and Income

Jade Jone is a professional athlete, and her primary sources of income are sponsorships, partnerships, and regional, national, and worldwide contests.

Various publications place her estimated net worth between $1 million and $2 million.

Her house, cars, and other possessions have not yet been made known to the general public.

Social Media Presence

She updates her Instagram followers on some significant moments in her life. Like any other 29-year-old girl, she publishes images of herself hanging out with her family and friends in addition to her posts, which are largely about her job.

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FAQS

What has made Jade Jones well-known?

Jade Jones, a gold medalist at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010, has an unmatched record in British taekwondo and is just the sixth person in the sport’s history to win two Olympic gold medals.

Is Jade Jones a married athlete?

Jade Jones is not wed, but she is dating a former Taekwondo competitor named Jordan Gayle. Jordan and Jade trained together during lockdown before the Tokyo Olympics, and the couple is currently living together.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jade Louise Jones
Date of Birth 1993, March 21
Place of Birth Bodelwyddan, Wales, UK
Nickname The Head Hunter
Religion Christianity
Nationality British
Ethnicity Britain
Fathers Name Gary Jones
Mothers Name Jayne Ferguson
Siblings Luke & James
Education Flint High School
Zodiac Sign Aries
Age 29 Years Old
Height 56″ (167 cm)
Weight 56 kg (126 lb)
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blonde
Shoe Size Unavailable
Body Measurement Not Available
Marital Status Unmarried
Figure Athletic
Boyfriend Jordan Gayle
Children None
Profession Martial Artist
Sport Taekwondo
Club GB Academy
Coach Martin Williams, Paul Green
First Olympic 2012 London
Career High Gold at the 2012 & 2016 Olympic
Net worth $1-5 million
Salary Unknown
Active Since 2010
Pets Unknown
Role Model Kelly Holmes
Social Handle TwitterInstagram 

 

 

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