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Jess hits her Games hat-trick of silver

Date published: 22 August 2014

ROYTON swimmer Jessica Fullalove has collected her third silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in China.

Fullalove headed to the Nanjing pool for her final solo effort yesterday as she went for glory in the 50m backstroke final.

Though once again the 18 year old’s search for gold eluded her - by only a third of a second - she touched home in 28.66 seconds to take silver.

“I can’t seem to get that gold medal no matter how hard I try - but I am happy with that,” the City of Manchester Aquatics ace said.

“It is the back end of a really long season, so to get another silver and a personal best is really good. I am really happy. I have also taken loads away that will help me in the future.

“This whole village experience has got me ready for that as well, like it did at the Commonwealths, living with different people and being so far away from home. It has been such a big experience and I will take so much away from it all.”

Fullalove could still be selected for the 4x100m mixed-medley relay for Team GB. But the teenager revealed her immediate thought is on rest and recuperation.

“I am pretty exhausted,” she added.


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