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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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