Applegate lands Medley gold with PB in Sheffield
28th June 2013
Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate added another title to her growing collection by claiming MC 200m Individual Medley gold on the third night of the British Gas Swimming Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
I'm not fastest in the world yet and my aim is to make IM one of my main events - Jessica-Jane Applegate
Having also set a personal best to win MC 200m Freestyle gold in Sheffield, Applegate admitted she was pleased with her form but insisted she had room to improve in the IM event.
“I’m pretty pleased with that,” she said. “It was just faster than my PB.
“It’s given me confidence but I’m not fastest in the world yet. My aim is to make the IM one of my main events.”
Massey ultimately touched in a personal best 2.38.09 (914 points) while Simmonds claimed her first medal of the meet with bronze in 3.11.45 (908 points).
Benjamin Procter also won his second gold in two days, taking the men’s MC title over 200m IM.
Proctor, IPC European SM14 silver medallist in this event from four years ago, touched in 2.19.88 (962 points) to win ahead of Joseph Schenk of Newquay in 2:24.57 (872 points) and Warrender’s Scott Quin in 2:24.95 (865 points).
Out in Montreal I want to go quicker again - Matt Walker
And the 12-time Paralympic medallist admitted his form boded well ahead of his fifth IPC World Championships in Montreal this summer.
“That time was the same as when I tapered in April so out in Montreal I want to go quicker again,” said Walker.