Jade Jones wins 57kg gold

Britain’s defending Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has hung onto her title after defeating Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomez in the final of the women’s 57-kilogram division at the Rio Olympics.

Jade Jones won by a score of 16 to 7.   -  Getty Images

Britain’s defending Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has hung onto her title after defeating Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomez in the final of the women’s 57-kilogram division at the Rio Olympics.

In an action-packed fight on Thursday, the top-ranked Jones used an almost continual stream of aggressive attacks that Gomez was unable to counter. Jones won by a score of 16 to 7.

The top-ranked Jones took the gold medal at the London Games and also won the European championships in May. Jones dominated all of her opponents, often scoring first off her lightning-quick front leg, before hopping toward her opponent while throwing repeated head kicks.

The women’s bronze medals were won by Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba and Iran’s Kimia Zenoorin Alizadeh.