Sunday, 12 August 2012

Jade Jones wins first UK Olympic Taekwondo gold!!!

Massive congratulations to Jade Jones who claimed Britain's first Olympic Taekwondo gold medal and the hosts' 25th of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Thursday.

Jade Jones, a 19-year-old from Flint in North Wales, became the first Briton to win Olympic gold at Taekwondo by defeating the Chinese world champion Yuzhuo Hou, in the under-57kgs featherweight final.

Jade, nicknamed the "Head Hunter", simply blew everyone away in the under-57kg starting with a 15-1 victory over Serbian Dragana Gladovic and then putting out world number one Tseng Li-Cheng of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals.

The home crowd were in full voice again 24 hours later as Lutalo Muhammad delivered a first men's Olympic medal when he recovered from a quarter-final loss to eventual silver medallist Nicolas Garcia Hemme to come through the repechage and beat Arman Yeremyan of Armenia in the bronze contest.