Jade Jones dream to become the first British woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals had been more than ten years in the making. At the Makuhari Messe hall in Tokyo Bay on Sunday, it took less than ten minutes for it to be crushed.
The two-time Olympic and reigning world champion looked shell-shocked as she walked the long path out of the arena, processing the devastating reality that she had lost her first round match, 16-12. Team GB still have a gold medal hope in the mens under-68kg, however, where Bradly Sinden, 22, is through to the semi-finals.
Jones outside hope of a bronze medal was quickly extinguished when her first-round conqueror, Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin, lost in the semi-finals to the

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