5 August 1988 |
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||81 kilograms (179 lb)|
|College team||Bath UNI|
His father, also named Michael, was a professional footballer who played for Alloa Athletic in the 1980s. Jamieson also played football, but decided to focus on swimming when he was thirteen years old. He is a Celtic supporter.
He currently resides and studies in Bath, England.
Competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal to his arch-rival Daniel 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), 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 Daniel 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.
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