Gorleston swimmer Jessica-Jane hits the water at London 2012 Paralympics
12:55 31 August 2012
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Gorleston’s own Paralympic hopeful Jessica-Jane Applegate kicked off her Paralympic Games medal fight this morning with a solid third place in the women’s 100m backstroke heats.
The 15-year-old, who suffers from Aspergers, swam a time of one minute, ten seconds and 32 hundredths of a second, just behind first place ParalympicsGB colleague Chloe Davies, who swam in one minute, nine seconds and 22 hundredths of a second.
Natalie Massey of Team GB also qualified for the next round after finishing seventh.
This year Jessica-Jane stormed to two gold and two bronze medals at the German International Championships in Berlin.
She is also the British champion at 200m freestyle and has a good chance of winning a medal in London.