Jade Jones takes taekwondo bronze at French Open

Jade Jones
Jade Jones won gold at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore

Welsh teenager Jade Jones added a bronze to her growing collection of medals at the French Open.

The 18-year-old World Championship silver medallist and British Open winner was beaten by French 57kg rival and eventual winner Marlene Harnois.

There was also a silver medal for Jones' Great Britain team-mate Martin Stamper at 68kg.

"I felt great going into all my fights but it was the semi-final where I didn't do so good," admitted Jones.

"But I've beaten her before and I've just got to look forward to next year now.

"It was a long day and very tiring. We were at the venue from 7am but I didn't start my competition until 5pm so it was tough.

"I've got two more big competitions next year before the European Championships in Manchester, and then it's the Olympics so I've just got to keep improving until then."

Jordan Gayle defeated compatriot and Beijing Olympian Michael Harvey on the way to the quarter-finals before losing to Vladimir Kim, who went on to defeat Stamper 8-7 in the final.

Another 68kg Olympic contender, Tony Grisman, lost in the third round.

There was also disappointment for London Test event winner Aaron Cook.

The 20-year-old from Dorset went down in the quarter-finals to long standing Greek rival, Nikolas Tzellos - a reverse of their 2010 European Championship final result.

Mahama Cho, another former GB Academy player, achieved two wins including the scalp of South Korea's Olympic champion, Cha Dong-min.