Norfolk: Jessica-Jane Applegate Wins Another Gold Medal

14 August 2013, 11:12

Norfolk’s paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate has won gold at the IPC World Swimming Championships and broken her own world record.

The 16 year old from Belton, near Gorleston, finished the S14 200m freestyle in a time of 2:09.88.

British swimmer Steph Millward also took a gold home while Josef Craig set an S7 400m freestyle world record.

Ellie Simmonds earned Britain's first gold medal of the event in Montreal, winning the equivalent S6 women's event in five minutes, 24.02 seconds - that was more than 20 seconds ahead of Mexico's Vianney Trejo Delgadillo.

For Simmonds and Craig the performances were repeats of their Paralympic performances last year in London where both won the 400m, with Simmonds also adding gold in the 200m medley.

There were also bronze medals for Oliver Hynd in the S8 men's 100m backstroke and Andrew Mullen in the S5 50m butterfly.

Ireland's Darragh McDonald won the men's S6 400m freestyle in 5:19.23, with Bethany Firth taking silver behind Applegate in the S14 200m free.

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