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Manchester United shirt for Olympic champion Jade Jones

Jade Jones with her Manchester United shirt
Image caption Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones showed her United shirt and gold medal to the crowd

Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has been presented with a special Manchester United shirt at Old Trafford.

United fan Jones, 19, from Flintshire, showed off her gold medal to the crowd and received a shirt emblazoned with "Jones 2012" on Saturday.

She watched United beat Wigan Athletic 4-0 with her brother Luke and grandfather Martin Foulkes.

Jones said: "It was great. It was the first time I'd watched them live."

She added: "I had a really good time, and I got to go on the pitch with my medal."

Jones, nicknamed the Headhunter, took gold in the taekwondo 57kg category on 9 August at London 2012.

She has been a life-long United fan and trains in Manchester.

Her appearance at Old Trafford came a day after she joined Wales' Olympic and Paralympic athletes for a homecoming parade in Cardiff.

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