Paralympics 2016

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Bronze medallist Applegate thankful for 'amazing' support

Great Yarmouth swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate has thanked her fans for their "amazing" support after she won a bronze medal on the first day of the Paralympics.

The 20-year-old finished third in the S14 100m backstroke, with teammate Bethany Firth claiming gold.

Applegate has Asperger syndrome and next goes in the S14 200m Freestyle heats on Sunday.

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