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Applegate continues hot streak in Norwich

2nd April 2013

Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate continued her recent hot-streak with a pair of British records at the City of Norwich Easter Meet.

The 16-year old – who was the star of last month’s British Gas International Meet with four golds in Leeds – lowered her own British S14 markers over 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke at her home pool.

I was happy with the records that I got but I did want more.

Competing against able-bodied athletes in the 15 & Over final, Applegate ducked under 1:01 for the second time in her career to claim bronze in 1:00.78.

In the same session, Applegate clocked 32.82 to beat her previous British record of 33.64 over 50m Backstroke.

And while she also came within a second of the SM14 200m Individual Medley record with a personal best  2:36.92 effort, Applegate was adamant she has her sights set on further improvement before the IPC World Trials at the British International Disability Swimming Championships.

“I was happy with the records that I got but I did want more,” said Applegate, who will compete on all four days of the Trials in Sheffield.

“I wanted to get a PB in each of the races. I did get a huge PB in the 200m IM which is new for the programme. It was the same time as the Worlds qualifying time too which was great.

“I am really excited for Sheffield and I hope it all comes together on the day.”

British International Disability Swimming Championships 2013

Jessica-Jane will be one of 13 Paralympic champions competing at this month’s British International Disability Swimming Championships 2013 which double up as IPC World Trials for the British athletes.

There are still tickets available for the event which takes place at Ponds Forge Sheffield from 25th – 28th April.

Head to our dedicated subsection to find out more.

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