Swimming sensation wins silver at Olympics – Bishopbriggs celebrates!
SWIMMING star Michael Jamieson has won silver in the Olympic 200m breaststroke and smashed his own British record.
The 23-year-old produced the swim of his life and narrowly missed out on gold to Hungary’s world champion Daniel Gyurta.
Michael, from Robroyston, came home in 2:07.43 – his third British record in as many races.
He said: “I knew I had a little bit more to give after last night.
“It’s so much easier to swim with a bit of confidence, which I had after the 100m and then the first couple of rounds here.
“I’ve had so many messages – it’s been unbelievable. I was desperate to get on the podium tonight to repay the faith and support that we’ve had.
“It was a tactical race – I know how strong Gyurta’s last 50m is so I tried to stay on his shoulder and then make a move on the second 25m of the last 50m and have everything on the line on the last 25m.
“For so many years I’ve gone over this in my head and how I was going to prepare for it and I’m just delighted.”
Members of Michael’s former club, Scotia Amateur Swimming Club in Bishopbriggs, gathered to cheer him on at the Leisuredrome last night (Wednesday).
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