Applegate wins swimming gold

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Jessica-Jane Applegate

First published in London Olympics 2012 - Latest News

Jessica-Jane Applegate swam a perfectly controlled race to claim ParalympicsGB's third gold medal in the pool with victory in the S14 200 metres freestyle.

Applegate, who turned 16 less than a fortnight ago, had qualified fastest after breaking her own British record this morning.

Tonight she was fourth at the halfway stage before making a move on the third length and was in the bronze medal position with 50m to go.

The City of Norwich swimmer then produced a storming final length to overhaul her rivals and was pulling further ahead when she touched in two minutes 12.63 seconds.

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