Olympic champion Jones on 'horrible' Tokyo postponement

Jones won gold at the London and Rio Games (PA Images)
12:29pm, Wed 25 Mar 2020
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Double Olympic champion taekwondo star Jade Jones has said the postponement of the Tokyo Games is 'horrible' but ultimately the right call.

The 26 year-old, who has won gold in the 57kg division at the last two Olympics, was gearing up to make history for Britain this summer.

But the decision from the International Olympic Committee to push the event back to 2021 has come as a major blow to the Welsh athlete.

As reported by BBC Sport, she said: "You give your heart and soul to something for four years then for it not to go ahead is just horrible.

"Obviously health comes first, and my biggest priority right now is protecting my family and my loved ones, and doing everything I can do help save the lives of others.

"I'm a very positive person but the idea, right now, of having to devote myself to another year's slog is a very difficult one."

Jones was coming into 2020 in blistering form having secured her first world championships gold medal in Manchester last year.