Applegate strikes gold in Glasgow

27 March 2015

PARALYMPIC champion Jessica-Jane Applegate sliced more than a second off her personal best to secure gold on the final day of the 2015 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.

UEA Norwich swimmer Applegate was out in front from the start and swam a well paced race to duck under the IPC Swimming World Championship selection time in the MC 200m Freestyle. The S14 swimmer came home in 2:07.33 to take the title on 967 points ahead of Norway’s S5 swimmer Sarah Louise Rung (2:54.62, 838 points) and British S14 teammate Chloe Davies (Swansea Aquatics) who touched in 2:14.03 for 829 points.

“I’m really ecstatic,” Applegate said. “I had loads of technical goals from the heats and I’ve just gone over my swim again and there is so much more to work on. I’m really looking forward to the summer, I can’t wait to get my head down and train hard. It’s really difficult to be out there on your own because when you’re next to someone, you know what sort of pace they are doing. So it was hard to go out on my own and I knew if I picked it up for the final 50m I would have a chance.”

The final day in Glasgow also saw Basildon Phoenix's Danielle Hartin win the B final of the Women's MC 200m freestyle in 2:28.99 (604pts), while teamipswich's Suzanne Warren was fifth in the final of the Women's MC 50m backstroke (1:03.17).

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  • DAY Three in Glasgow saw Jessica-Jane Applegate (UEA Norwich) finish fifth in the Women's MC 100m backstroke in 1:08.51 (894pts), while Elise Martin-De-La-Torre of teamipswich was fourth in the final of the 50m butterfly (40.48secs). That final also saw Grace Harvey of Hoddesdon finish seventh (41.19secs). Harvey also took second spot in the B Final of the 100m backstroke (1:31.44/754pts), while Emma Cattle of Team Luton won the C Final of the 100m backstroke (1:16.19/647pts) and claimed fifth spot in the B Final of the 100m butterfly (1:20.30).
  • THE second day of the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow saw Jessica-Jane Applegate of UEA Norwich claim a bronze medal in the Women's MC 200m medley, with 936 points and a time of 2:27.37. In the same event, Elise Martin-De-La-Torre of teamipswich finished seventh in the C final (3:42.07). Emma Cattle of Team Luton was runner-up in the C final of the Women's MC 50m freestyle in 30.81secs, while Hoddesdon's Grave Harvey was eighth in 36.7secs.
  • EAST Region swimmers impressed on the first day of the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow. In the women’s MC 100m freestyle, Team Luton’s Emma Cattle won the C Final in a time of 1:08.86, while Grace Harvey of Hoddesdon was eighth in the B Final in 1:19.03. Charlotte Hartin of Basildon Phoenix took 10th spot in the B Final of the women’s MC 100m breaststroke in 1:25.54 and Danielle Hartin was ninth in the C Final (1:32.94).

 

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