Flint's Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has spoken of her ‘devastation’ about the postponement of Tokyo 2020 - but admitted the authorities have taken an inevitable course of action.

Double taekwondo champion Jones spoke of her "devastation" upon hearing the news that the Olympic Games would be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

She said: "I'm truly gutted - you give your heart and soul to something for four years then for it not to go ahead is just horrible.

"Obviously health comes first, and my biggest priority right now is protecting my family and my loved ones, and doing everything I can do to help save the lives of others.”

Jones added that, as an elite athlete, the news was “very demotivating” and “mentally tough”.

She continued: "I'm a very positive person but the idea, right now, of having to devote myself to another year's slog is a very difficult one."

Jones has been self-isolating along with her best friend and fellow taekwondo world champion star Bianca Walkden at their shared house in Manchester and they have converted their garage into a makeshift training facility.

"We've been making the best of a bad situation," Jones added.

"At least this means we can sit back and chill for a little while, and we don't have to train like psychos and do stupid stuff in our house."