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Norfolk swimmer wins bronze at Rio Paralympics

Jessica-Jane Applegate (left) and Bethany Firth. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Norfolk swimmer Jessica Jane Applegate has won bronze in the 100 metre backstroke S14 category at the Olympic Aquatics stadium during the first day of the games.

The 20-year-old from Great Yarmouth won a gold at the London 2012 game.

Great Britain's Bethany Firth won gold.

Meanwhile sprinter Jonnie Peacock set a new Paralympic record of 10.81secs in the T44 100m heat.

He'll go for gold in the final tonight.

Jonnie Peacock competes in men's 100m -T44 Heat 1. Credit: Simon Bruty for OIS/PA Wire

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