She may well now be a marked woman on the Taekwondo circuit, but world number one Jade Jones insists she is using her ranking to her advantage ahead of the final stages of qualifying for the Rio Olympics.
Driven on by the disappointment of the European Games in Baku, Manchester’s Mahama Cho admits there will be some serious questions asked as he attempts to get back on top form for this year’s Grand Prix series.
Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones wants to add World Championships gold to her CV after a flying start to 2015 when she heads into battle at the May 12-18 tournament in Russia.
South Korea’s Chung-won Choue told MM at last weekend’s World Taekwondo Grand Prix that the enthusiasm for his sport he witnessed at Manchester Central had left a profound impression.
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Team GB won two gold and two bronze medals
Manchester-based taekwondo champion Jade Jones takes gold as Team GB pick up six medals at German Open
Ruebyn Richards and Martin Stamper also picked up gold
Damon won his first tournament in Germany last year
Manchester-based national team also claim three bronze medals at Trelleborg Open