Applegate closes in on Medley crown
28th June 2013
Jessica-Jane Applegate closed in on her second gold of the meet as she led MC 200M Individual Medley qualifiers on Day Three of the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
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Having won MC 200m Freestyle with a British record yesterday, the 16-year old S14 swimmer clocked 2:36.19 to progress first with 947 points.
Paralympic SM6 champion Ellie Simmonds also reached the final, setting 3:18.08 (820 pts) to progress in fourth.
Ben Procter (SM14) led the way in the men’s equivalent as he touched in 2:21.04 for 939 points.
He’ll be chased by two more SM14 swimmers in tonight’s final after Scott Quin and Joseph Schenk clocked 2:26.79 (833 pts) and 2:27.07 (828 pts) to progress second and third respectively.
Matt Walker (S7) will aim to recapture the British MC 50m Butterfly title after reaching the final in first.
The British record holder last won the crown in 2009 but qualified in 33.12 (707 pts) ahead of Andrew Mullen (S5) who touched in 40.70 (588 pts).