Jamieson can’t repeat Olympic feat, but he aims to be back making a splash

Michael Jamieson
Michael Jamieson

OLYMPIC swimmer Michael Jamieson – from Robroyston – finished a disappointing fifth in the World Championships 200m breaststroke final last Friday.

Jamieson – a former member of Scotia Swimming Club in Bishopbriggs – won silver at the 2012 Olympics, but was left empty-handed in Barcelona.

The 24-year-old touched in two minutes 9.62 seconds. Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta took gold, Marco Koch of Germany silver and Finland’s Matti Mattsson bronze.

Jamieson suffered a bicep muscle injury earlier this year and almost pulled out of the British trials in June.

The Scot went on to achieve an impressive 2:07.78 seconds in Sheffield, a time which would have secured him silver in Barcelona.

However, he said: “My real strength is that back-end 50m and it’s strength and fitness that gives you that, which I don’t really have here. I’ve just gone beyond that kind of threshold.

“In the last couple of weeks I’ve just been losing fitness and unfortunately this has just come at the wrong time.

“I couldn’t have done much more there.”

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