Get to Know: Jade Jones
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Last Modified 28 May 2021 First Added 14 April 2021
Cross country at school. The teacher put me in it for some reason and I remember winning and feeling really proud of myself. I must have been 11 or 12.
Kelly Holmes. She’s come through so much adversity and injury and even though she didn’t win the Olympics (she won bronze at Sydney 2000), I admired the way she kept going and won it at a later date.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
Something to do with sport, probably a P.E. teacher.
Just enjoy it.
When I won the Youth Olympics in 2010. I remember standing on the podium and thinking I want to do this in the proper Olympics. That was when I really believed I actually could do it.
Either fruit, yoghurt and granola. Or eggs, avocado and smoked salmon on sourdough.
Sunday roast. Do I get a pudding as well? Pudding would be brownies and ice cream.
Any kind of chocolate.
To fly – it would be cool to fly.
I want to go to Africa and do a safari.
Not winning the world championships until 2019.
Going for spas, afternoon tea and massages, I absolutely love getting pampered.
Yes, a little Pomeranian dog called Christo – I got him after the Rio Olympics and he’s named after the statue there – apparently, they all call the statue Christo.
I used to be absolutely terrible. For the London Olympics I kept going into the same toilet before I had a fight and then winning, but for the final there was someone in that toilet and they were calling me – it was the last call and I risked getting disqualified. So, I had a word with myself and went to a different toilet and since then I’ve realised it’s a load of rubbish.
A night out with my friends – to have a drink, let my hair down and just have a laugh.
It would have to be the London Olympics. Just being 19 and no-one really believing I could win except for me and my family.
No, sorry! Can’t really think of anything!
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