Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and was recognized as an Olympic sport in the year Today, taekwondo is practiced in over 200 countries! Be sure to keep your eyes out for some taekwondo action in the next Olympic games!
Jade Jones claimed Britain's first Olympic taekwondo gold medal and the hosts' of the London Games. The beat Yuzhuo Hou to take the women's title and avenge the Chinese fighter's sudden-death win at the 2011 World Championships.
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