Born: 21 / 03 / 1993 – Bodelwyddan, Wales, UK
Event: Taekwondo – 57kg
Biggest sporting accolade: 2 x Olympic Champion
Team GB’s youngest Olympic Champion in 2012, Team GB’s only ever Champion in Taekwondo and Team GB’s youngest ever two-time Olympic Champion, Jade is constantly setting new records that will forever live in the history books.
Affectionately known as ‘the headhunter’ due to exciting fighting style, Jade is the world’s most decorated ever Olympic Taekwondo athlete and has been ranked world’s best martial artist since 2012 winning numerous international competitions since. Arguably Wales’ greatest ever sportswoman, Jade has a huge public following, especially in Wales having had a leisure centre named after her and twice been voted BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year (2012 and 2016 beating the likes of Gareth Bale to the award).
Although she has starred in hit primetime shows such as Celebs go Dating, Jade is a very humble girl-next-door character; still counts Flintshire, North Wales as home and when she’s not busy stamping her authority as the most dangerous female martial artist in the world, she spends her days doing “regular activities that as any girl her age would”. Unofficially the toughest woman on the planet, Jade is a British, European, European Games, World Series, Commonwealth, World and Olympic Taekwondo Champion and has founded the Jade Jones Scholarship programme, helping young women forge a career in sport. Not bad for a young women in her twenties.