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World Championship bid is over for Jessica-Jane

Paralympian Jessica Jane Applegate. 
Picture: Nick Butcher

Paralympian Jessica Jane Applegate. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Jessica-Jane Applegate’s hopes of competing at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico are over.

The original championships were called off after the country was rocked by an earthquake last month, with Applegate saying: “It would have been a great opportunity to go for four gold medals, but it’s just not safe for anyone to be out there at the minute. My thoughts are with everyone in Mexico.”

Now, British Swimming has made the decision not to attend the rescheduled event.

British Swimming chief executive Jack Buckner said: “We understand that this decision is difficult for the athletes who worked hard to be at their best for the World Championships but the safety and wellbeing of athletes and staff has to be our priority. There are a number of concerns the sport has including the impact on education for the number of athletes we have in full time education and the timeline to be able to be the best prepared for this competition.”

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Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston will both be attempting to maintain promising runs in the Premier Division of the Thurlow Nunn League at the weekend.

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According to spectators, yesterday’s first round match in the Just World Indoor Singles Championship at Potters Resort in which the number six seed Rob Paxton defeated Welsh PBA qualifier Daniel Salmon, 9-5, 6-7, 2-1, was the game of the round – and worthy of a final.

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Gorleston made it two wins on the bounce as they came from behind with an improved second half show in their first home game of the year.

Gorleston gained three bonus points on Tuesday evening as they made it three wins in a row thanks to a two goals from Nathan Russell.

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