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Victory parade for golden girl

Golden girl Jessica-Jane Applegate Credit: PA

Gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate will celebrate her Paralympic Games victory with a parade through Great Yarmouth this morning.

The 16-year-old from Belton in Norfolk set a Paralympic record in the women's S14 200m freestyle final.

The celebration parade will begin from Yarmouth's town hall at 9.55am and will be followed by a civic reception and balcony appearance.

Paralympian says games were force for good

Norfolk Paralympic archer Mel Clarke says the London 2012 games have been a force for good.

She said the games had given a major platform to showcase just what Paralympic athletes can achieve.

The 30-year-old also said she would love to head to Rio for the 2016 Games to try and complete her medal set, having taken bronze in Beijing.

The silver medallist was talking to Anglia Tonight ahead of a special report on disability access.


Olympic duo up for top European athlete award

Greg Rutherford at the Olympic parade yesterday Credit: PA

Two of the region's athletes have been nominated for the title of European Athlete of the Year.

Milton Keynes long jump Olympic champion Greg Rutherford and Cambridgeshire high jumper Robbie Grabarz have been nominated for the award, chosen each year by the European Athletics Association.

The pair face stiff competition as they are up against double Olympic champion and current holder of the title Mo Farrah.

You can vote for the athletes here.

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