Jade Jones retains Olympic Taekwondo title in Rio

Jade Jones won her final 16-7 Credit: Reuters

Defending Olympic Taekwondo champion Jade Jones has retained her gold medal in Rio.

The 23-year-old from Wales beat Spaniard Eva Calvo Gomez 16-7 in the final of the 57kg category.

Jones looked elated as she sealed the gold medal, four years on from winning her first Olympic gold at London 2012.

The victory was Team GB's third gold medal on Thursday after Alistair Brownlee won the Triathlon and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark took gold in the sailing.

Team GB's medal tally now stands at 56.