Jamieson hits top gear in Poland
11th December 2011
Michael Jamieson hit top gear on the final day of the European Short Course Championships, winning 200m Breaststroke bronze in a British record.
The Scot had warmed up for his favourite 200m with an eighth place in the 100m Breaststroke and stamped his authority over the longer distance by qualifying second fastest for the final in a personal best 2:06.02.
But the British Gas ITC Bath swimmer had saved his best for the final, becoming the first person to break a British senior record with his effort of 2:03.61.
And after collecting his first medal at European level, Jamieson admitted he had been targeting the event to break his European duck.
“I felt there was an opportunity to win a medal here,” said Jamieson. “It was a hard swim and I knew it would have to be another best time to get a medal.
“I’ve been looking forward to this meet and I’ve been in really good form recently so it’s good to keep the momentum going.”