Jade Jones wins gold in second leg of Grand Prix in Turkey

Jade Jones
Jones won gold at the inaugural European Championships in Baku

Olympic champion Jade Jones boosted the defence of her World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series title with victory over Chinese Taipei's Huang Yun-wen in the final of the Samsun, Turkey leg.

The Briton, 22, reached the final of the -57kg category by beating Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden.

She then beat Huang 6-3 a month after winning silver in the opening leg of the Grand Prix series in Moscow.

Britain's Rachelle Booth won bronze, losing to Huang in the semi-final.

"It always feels good to do well at the Grand Prix but it's nice to finally win one in the series," said Jones, who will next compete in Manchester, where she is based, at the city's Regional Arena in the next round of the Grand Prix series from October 16-18.

"I'm always aiming to be the best of the world and if I can put in a good performance in these events, it all helps for Rio.

"I'm driven to get better and better and I want another Olympic gold."

Jones, from Flint in north Wales, hopes to defend her -57kg at next year's Olympics in Rio and join two Welsh competitors who have already secured their place.

Hannah Mills, silver medallist with Saskia Clark in 2012, has been selected in Team GB'S squad to compete in the 470 class.

Triathlete Non Stanford qualified for Rio after finishing in second place at the World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago to secure.

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