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Jade Jones remains determined after settling for bronze at World Championships

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Double Olympic champion Jade Jones is determined to return stronger after having to settle for bronze at the World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea, where Great Britain delivered a record five medals.

Welsh fighter Jones was looking to add a first world crown to her European Championship and World Grand Prix titles, having secured Olympic gold in both London and Rio.

However, the 24-year-old from Flint was unable to overcome home favourite Lee Ah-reum in her quest to reach the gold-medal contest, losing 8-14 to the eventual champion.

While disappointed not to have been able to upgrade the silver she collected from the 2011 World Championships, Jones remains focused on her next targets en route towards what would be an unprecedented third Olympic title in Tokyo.

"I felt really good coming out and I was up for it, but I think just a few things did not go my way, with the new rules and the gam-jums (penalty scores),"

Jones said in an interview on the GB Taekwondo Twitter account.

"Sometimes you lose and I just have to go away from here and train hard get better.

"I am obviously saving it for the big occasion in Manchester for the (2019) Worlds (Championships)."