Gold medal winning Paralympian from Yarmouth has car window smashed by Storm Imogen

Paralympic Gold medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate opens the Spa Unlimted 24hr Swimathon in Dereham, ta

Paralympic Gold medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate opens the Spa Unlimted 24hr Swimathon in Dereham, taking part in the first 30 minute session. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A Paralympian has been forced to abandon her training today after her car was damaged in winds caused by Storm Imogen.

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Jessica-Jane Applegate, 19, from Great Yarmouth, was due to be training at a pool in Norwich, but was unable to get there because her car's back window was smashed by a branch which came down in the strong winds

Miss Applegate said on Twitter that no-one was hurt in the incident, but was waiting for her insurance company and a windscreen repair company to arrive.

In the London 2012 Summer Paralympics the Yarmouth-born won gold and set the Paralympic record in the S14 200m freestyle.

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.

Paralympic swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate was unable to get to her training session in Norwich becau

Paralympic swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate was unable to get to her training session in Norwich because the back window of her car was smashed by a branch in the winds of Storm Imogen. Photo: Twitter/@jessica_jane96 - Credit: @jessica_jane96

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