Result: Great Britain's Jade Jones wins gold in women's taekwondo

Result: Team GB win taekwondo gold
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Great Britain's Jade Jones takes the gold medal in the women's taekwondo 57kg final.

Jade Jones has claimed Great Britain's first ever Olympic taekwondo gold medal with a superb performance in the women's 57kg final.

Jones was made to work hard by China's Hou Yuzhou but eventually earned victory.

A tentative opening saw neither woman register a point in the first round.

Jones pressed in the second and earned a penalty point from the referee, going on to score an attack to take a 2-0 lead into the final round.

Hou tried to mount a comeback but Jones picked her off on the counter with precision accuracy, taking a 5-1 lead with a minute left on the clock.

Jones managed to defend a late barrage to take the title by six points to four.

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