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Jade Jones wins silver on return to action World Grand Prix in Morocco

Monday, 25 September 2017 :  Britain's double Olympic champion Jade Jones marked her return to competition with silver at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Morocco. Jones, 24, was competing for the first time since claiming bronze at the World Championships in June. "I came here for gold and I was short of where I need to be, but the hunger and desire is coming back," she said. Jones was beaten 8-6 by Turkey's Hatice Ilgun in the -57kg final as Britain claimed their third medal of the event. Bianca Walkden and Mahama Cho won golds on Friday. Jones beat Portugal's Joana Cunha 9-2 in the quarter-finals and Serbia's Marija Stetic 16-7 in the semi-finals. Jones' next event will be the Grand Prix in London on 20-22 October. "I got bronze at the Worlds and silver here, so it's up to me to make it gold in London," she told BBC Sport. "

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Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins handed one-year ban for ‘whereabouts failures’

Friday, 21 April 2017 :  Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna Rollins has been handed a one-year ban for failing to properly file whereabouts information, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday. As a member of the USADA testing pool, Rollins is subject to whereabouts requirements enabling her to be …

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