Gorleston Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate continues to excel in the swimming pool

Gorleston's Jessica-Jane Applegate has been in superb recent form in the pool. Gorleston's Jessica-Jane Applegate has been in superb recent form in the pool.

Sunday, May 11, 2014
11:15 AM

Gorleston Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate has notched up medals, records, qualification for this summer’s European Championships in Glasgow and a bit of history – all in just three weeks.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The 17-year-old City of Norwich swimmer will compete for Great Britain at August’s championships in Eindhoven after hitting the qualifying marks in the S14 200m freestyle and individual medley, during a meeting at this year’s Commonwealth Games pool in Tollcross, Glasgow. There was also success for Applegate in Berlin, where she competed in 19 races over four days – and gained four British records. The new benchmarks came in the S14 50m and 200m butterfly, and 400m individual medley and freestyle.

And to round off a busy period for the London 2012 Paralympic champion – coached by City of Norwich’s Alex Pinniger – took in the Regional Championships at Luton, where she broke the 100m freestyle British record in the heats and made it through to the able-bodied finals where Applegate claimed silver by becoming the first female British S14 swimmer to go sub-one minute with a new British Paralympic record.

Applegate is now 0.01 seconds off an able-bodied national qualifying time in the 50m freestyle, and 0.35 off the 100m freestyle mark.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Norwich Evening News visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Norwich Evening News staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Norwich Evening News account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
LocalSearch24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

loading...

Classifieds, browse or search them online now

The Canary magazine
Order your copy of The Canary magazine

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT