Welsh Taekwondo champion Jade Jones “cant wait” for her return to the sport after she narrowly missed out on gold in the Tokyo 2021 Olympic games.
Jones was favourite to succeed in the Taekwondo gold medal pursuit, but lost via a first-round defeat to Kimia Alizadeh, earning a respectful silver medal.
She now looks forward to the WT Presidents Cup; European Edition in Albania – beginning today, Monday 21st February.
In an interview with GB Taekwondo, Jones said:
“I’ve got a proper buzz,” Jones told GB Taekwondo.
“Training has gone well, and we had a good camp in Mexico with plenty of test matches and lots of sparring.
“It feels like forever since I have competed, so I can’t wait to get back into action.”
“The way my career has gone, it’s been all highs and not many lows,” said Jones.
“In Tokyo, experiencing the biggest low for me makes you appreciate even more how important the mind is.
“It is super important to look after your mental health and it is something big I have been working on.”
“It can be hard to be as motivated as the 17-year-old Jade,” she added
“However, just constantly changing the goals and remembering why you are doing it helps me.
“It is easy to be motivated when you lose; it’s hard when you stay winning constantly.
“So, giving yourself a target to strive for is good for me.”