Jade Jones, named in Great Britain Queen’s New Year’s honour list
Taekwondo superstar Jade Jones (Great Britain) is among the names recognised for their services to Olympic sports in the 2020 Great Britain Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Jones is joined by an illustrious cast of athletes, administrators and supporters of British Olympic sport as the sector celebrates their dedication and achievements.
Two-time Olympic Taekwondo champion Jones, 26, finally won an elusive first world title in May 2019 and her MBE will be upgraded to an OBE.
The Welsh athlete will now aim for a third Olympic title in Tokyo in 2020 to follow her success at London and Rio.
“There were times I doubted if I could ever do it,” Jones admitted in the wake of her most recent triumph.
She said: “This is only going to increase my motivation to go on and make it three Olympic titles in a row.”8
Congratulating Jade Jones on her achievement, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said: “Jade has become one of the best-known sporting personalities of the decade since her triumphs at the London and Rio Olympic Games.
“She is an inspiration not only within taekwondo but to all hopeful athletes due to her discipline and dedication. A commitment that has allowed her to bounce back from adversity and secure some of her sports greatest titles, including most recently her first World Championships.
“Congratulations Jade on your momentous achievement.”, he concluded.