Search

Mexico earthquake forces Norfolk duo Jessica-Jane Applegate and Jordan Catchpole to cancel plans for World Para-Swimming Championships

PUBLISHED: 07:55 21 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:51 21 September 2017

Jessica-Jane Applegate and Jordan Catchpole, left, with their UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club coach Alex Pinniger. Picture: UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club

Jessica-Jane Applegate and Jordan Catchpole, left, with their UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club coach Alex Pinniger. Picture: UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club

Archant

Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate has assured fans she is safe and well, after having to cancel plans to fly to Mexico due to the devastating earthquake which has hit the South American country.

Applegate, as well as UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club team-mate Jordan Catchpole, were due to fly out to the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Para-Swimming Championships later this week.

However, the IPC have postponed the Mexico City event due to the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which has killed more than 200 people and brought chaos to the area.

Posting on her Facebook page, Applegate said: “I’ve woken up to some lovely messages, thank you for your concern. I am completely safe and I’m not due to leave for Mexico City until Friday.

“There will be a statement released about the team going forward in time but for now I do know whatever happens the IPC, World Para-Swimming, ParalympicsGB and British Swimming will not put us in danger & whatever they decide will be the best for all the athletes.

“We are the lucky ones who were not there. My thoughts are with those in Mexico.”

More: Record-breaking swimming career of Burgh Castle’s Jessica-Jane Applegate given major funding boost

The 21-year-old, from Burgh Castle, near Great Yarmouth, won gold in the women’s S14 200m freestyle at the London 2012 Paralympics and was subsequently made an MBE. She has previously won two gold and three silver medals at the World Championships.

Catchpole, 17, is from Beccles and is hoping to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Beccles and Bungay Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Beccles and Bungay Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Beccles and Bungay Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Beccles and Bungay sport

Yesterday, 11:45

With England playing Panama this afternoon, footie fans across the county have been turning out in the sunshine for the game.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club duo Jessica-Jane Applegate and Jordan Catchpole have been named in the Great Britain squad for the Para-Swimming European Championships.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club have unveiled new changing room facilities which form part of an ambitious new five year plan.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lowestoft Town are on the hunt for a new manager after Dale Brooks resigned from the role.

Most Read

Yesterday, 11:45

With England playing Panama this afternoon, footie fans across the county have been turning out in the sunshine for the game.

Read more
RUSS18
Friday, March 11, 2011

RALLY star David Mann last week blew the winter cobwebs off of his Kumho Tyres shod Group N Subaru Impreza and is now eagerly awaiting his first event of the season — the Tour of Epynt in mid-Wales on Sunday.

Read more
Friday, January 14, 2011

The dawn of a new cricketing era is being hailed after Hales agreed to merge with neighbours Loddon, writes Milton Lindsay.

Read more
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Eastern Counties One North season concludes at the weekend with champions Fakenham entertaining Norwich Medics in a re-arranged game - but there are still plenty of matches to be played.

Read more
Sudbury
Friday, October 10, 2014

Members of Bungay Bowls Club attended their annual meeting.

Read more

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 11°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Beccles and Bungay Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy