From 1999 until 2002, Jade stamped her mark on world class Long Jump. Winning gold in the European U23 champs in Amsterdam and then went on to win a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and her first major championship medal, and a week later a silver medal in the European Champs in Munich, Germany.
In 2003 Jade placed 4th in the world championships in Paris, and in 2004 made it to her first Olympics jumping 6.80cm, a personal best, in 6th place.
Between 2005 and 2006, Jade ruptured one of the discs in her back and later found out she had sustained a serious fracture of one of her vertebra above the injured disc, this again forced out of her sport.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with a PB of 6.81cm she placed 7th in the Olympics that year.
Jade felt something was wrong after the Olympics, and after a year away, found out she had adrenal fatigue syndrome in 2010, she was also informed that she would need back and knee surgery to be able to compete again.
Jade met with Warren Williams in October 2010 and quickly realized that he could help rehabilitate her to full competition, it took only 4 months of training with Warren Williams for her body to responding greatly and after a year Jade was healthy enough to begin preparing for the London Olympics in 2012.