BACK 23rd December 2010
OLYMPIC HONOUR FOR JADE JONES
Jade Jones has been named as the 2010 Olympic Athlete of the Year for taekwondo.
The award was introduced in 2005, to mark the British Olympic Association’s Centenary Year and the success of London being awarded the 2012 Olympic Games. This year, the BOA in partnership with the BTCB have honoured Jones for her outstanding performances throughout 2010, notably her gold medal winning success at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and her first senior medal at the European Championships.
On receiving the award Jones said: “I am really honoured to win this award which rounds off a truly memorable year for me. Winning medals at the World Junior Championships and then the European Seniors was really special and then to become the first British athlete to win a Youth Olympic gold medal is something that I will never forget.
Of course I hope to be able to repeat the experience at future Olympic Games and I know that this opportunity wouldn’t be possible without the continued support provided to me and the sport by partners such as UK Sport, Sport Wales, the English Institute of Sport and KPMG.”