Taekwondo news - Jade Jones rediscovers Olympic dream

Jones rediscovers Olympic dream
By Sportsbeat

20/10/2018 at 03:36Updated 20/10/2018 at 03:46

Jade Jones has already won two Olympic titles and the taekwondo player hasn't ruled out trying to double that tally after hinting that she may continue fighting after Tokyo 2020.

The 25-year-old had previously spoken of a lack of motivation for her sport, taking time away from the mat and appearing in TV shows such as The Jump and Celebs Go Dating.

But now Jones is back with a hunger, and a gold medal at the Taekwondo Grand Prix event earlier this year in Rome just goes to show that she is not to be doubted.

Jade Jones (GBR) of Great Britain celebrates winning her taekwondo bout in Rio

Jade Jones (GBR) of Great Britain celebrates winning her taekwondo bout in RioReuters

But it has taken a glimpse back into her past to truly cement her ambitions; visiting the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires served to remind her of her breakthrough years.

“I can't imagine wanting to retire in a year and a half," she said.

" Being here in the Youth Olympics has reminded me of why I used to win."

"It wasn't because I have long legs or I'm tactically the best, I just wanted it more than anyone else - so now it's two years until Tokyo and it's back to being 'psycho Jade' and being ready to win that third gold medal."

Jones will get the opportunity to fight on home soil again when she competes at the Manchester Grand Prix event, set to take to the mat on Sunday.