Michael Jamieson

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Michael Jamieson
Personal information
Nationality  Scotland
Born (1988-08-05) 5 August 1988 (age 26)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Residence Bath, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 81 kilograms (179 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Edinburgh UNI
College team Bath UNI

Michael Jamieson (born 5 August 1988, in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish swimmer[1] who won the silver medal in the 200 metre breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

His father, also named Michael, was a professional footballer who played for Albion Rovers, Alloa Athletic and Stenhousemuir in the 1980s.[2][3] Jamieson also played football, but decided to focus on swimming when he was thirteen years old.[2] He is a Celtic supporter.[2]

He currently resides and studies in Bath, England.[4]

Swimming career[edit]

Competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal to his arch-rival Dániel Gyurta in the 200 metre breaststroke. He broke the British record three times in the process, twice in the qualifying heats and once in the final (2:07.43),[5][6] and coming to within 0.12 seconds of the previous World Record set by Christian Sprenger on 30 July 2009 (2:07.31). Only a new world record by two-time world 200m breaststroke champion Dániel Gyurta denied Jamieson the gold.

He had previously competed in the men's 100 metre breaststroke, finishing in 3rd place in the second semifinal, but failed to reach the final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Jamieson". British Swimming. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Law, Gareth (25 July 2012). GersNOT-Olympic-rings.html "I dreamed of Glasgow Celtic NOT Olympic rings". The Scottish Sun (News International). Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "MIKE JAMIESON". neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.teambath.com/2012/07/31/jamieson-and-willis-impress-en-route-to-semis/
  5. ^ "Olympics swimming: Michael Jamieson & Andrew Willis in final". BBC Sport (BBC). 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Fordyce, Tom (1 August 2012). "Jamieson wins silver for Britain in 200m breaststroke". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 1 August 2012.