Applegate smashes own world record on golden night for Great BritainAugust 18, 2018
Jessica-Jane Applegate broke her own world record as Great Britain claimed a clean sweep at the World Para-Swimming European Championships in Dublin.
It was one of six gold medals won by British swimmers on day six of the championships.
City of Norwich swimmer Applegate, 21, finished in a time of 1:04.13 in the Women’s S14 100m Butterfly final to knock 0.33 seconds off the world record she set in Sheffield in July.
Applegate was 1.30 seconds ahead of her Great Britain team-mate Bethany Firth, who clocked 1:05.43 to take the silver medal.
Louise Fiddes ensured a one, two, three for Great Britain as she touched home in 1:05.47 for the bronze.
Robinson tops podium
Eleanor Robinson was just outside her own world record as she won the S6 Women’s 50m Butterfly title.
The 17-year-old was 0.15 seconds off the world record time she set in Sheffield in July as she clocked 35.27 to take the gold medal.
That was 1.38 seconds ahead of Ireland’s Nicole Turner, which finished in 36.75, while Ukraine’s Oskana Khrul was third in 36.99.
Tully Kearney cruised to the gold medal in the Women’s S5 100m Freestyle final.
The 21-year-old won by 4.53 seconds as she clocked an impressive 1:18.79 to take the gold medal.
Italy’s Monica Boggioni was second in 1:23.32, while Israel’s Inbal Pezaro was the bronze medallist in 1:25.21.
Russell lands third gold
Hannah Russell won her third gold medal of the championships as she triumphed in the Women’s S12 100m Freestyle.
After taking top spot in the Women’s S12 100m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle, she finished 0.89 seconds ahead of Italy’s Alessia Berra in a time of 1:01.15 to top the podium.
Berra finished in 1:02.04, with Germany’s Elena Krawzoe only 0.06 seconds behind in 1:02.10 to take the bronze medal.
Alice Tai was victorious in the Women’s S8 100m Butterfly final after finishing in a time of 1:10.51.
That was 6.39 seconds ahead of the silver medallist, Ukraine’s Kateryna Denysenko (1:16.90), with Holland’s Cleo Keijzer third in 1:19.17.
Toni Shaw won another gold medal for Great Britain after finishing more than four seconds ahead in the Women’s S9 400m Freestyle final.
The 15-year-old, from Aberdeen, touched home first in 4:42.43 with Spain’s Nuria Marques Soto second in 4:46.65.
Hungary’s Zsofia Konkoly was third in 5:02.07.
Lewis White claimed a silver medal in the Men’s S9 400m Freestyle.
His time of 4:18.30 was 1.38 seconds behind Italy’s Federico Morlacchi who took the gold medal in 4:16.92.
Spain’s Jacobo Garrido Brun was the bronze medallist in 4:23.70.
Stephen Clegg won a bronze medal in the Men’s S13 100m Freestyle.
Ukraine claimed a one-two as Iaroslav Denysenko won the gold in 51.72 and Maksym Veraksa took silver in 53.12.
Clegg clock 54.77 to finish in third place.