Double Olympic champion Jade Jones through to round of 16 at Paris 2022 Grand Prix taekwondo event - Results

The Grand Prix event, which finishes on Sunday 4 September, offers ranking points towards qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

By Evelyn Watta. Created on 2 September 2022.

Double Olympic champion Jade Jones led a host of qualifiers who progressed into round of 16 after their opening matches at the Paris 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix on Friday (September 2).

The Great Britain star won her first match 2-0 against Lithuania’s Klaudija Tvaronaviciute in the round of 32 at the women’s -57kg category at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The gold medallist from London 2012 and Rio 2016, is seeking her first Grand Prix win this season after silver in Rome and bronze at the European Championships.

She was the top seeded star in action on Friday morning, as reigning Olympic champion Anastasija Zolotic of USA and world number one Hatice Ilgun, the Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist, got byes to round of 16, which take place later on Friday.

The event offers ranking points towards Paris 2024 Olympic qualification.

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There was a shock defeat for home favourite Kanelya Carabin, seeded ninth, who lost 1-2 to Greece’s Fani Tzeli.

In the women’s -49kg class, Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Adriana Iglesias, the Spanish gold medallist from Rome in June, went past French woman Dayla Rehani.

World number three Serbia's Tijana Bogdanovic, the double Olympic medallist was also in action against Cote d’Ivoire’s Bouma Colibaly, winning 2-0. Top seed Panipak Wongpattanakit, Thailand’s Tokyo 2020 champ, will be on the mat in the round of 16 against Morocco’s Oumama El Bouchti.

There was an early exit for Hungarian sixth seed Omar Salim in the men’s -58kg. Salim lost 2-1 to Jordan’s Mahmoud Altaryreh.

The Paris Grand Prix is the second stop of three after Rome.

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