Michael Jamieson enters 2014 British Champs
5 February 2014
Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has confirmed his entry for the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow.
The 25-year old is a four-time British champion and will look to defend his 200m Breaststroke title at Tollcross International Swimming Centre - the pool he trained at as a junior swimmer.
Jamieson has also entered the 100m Breaststroke and will be hoping to go one better than his silver medal 12 months ago.
The British record holder will also be aiming to secure his spot on the Scottish team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in his home city of Glasgow, having won Commonwealth silver on his debut in 2010.
City of Derby’s Adam Peaty will be one of the swimmers trying to stop Jamieson in Glasgow, having also entered the 100m and 200m Breaststroke, as well as the 50m Breast.
The 19-year old became just the sixth British athlete to break a minute for 100m Breaststroke when he clocked a British Age Group (18yrs) 59.92 to win the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships title and finish top of last season’s English senior rankings.
Peaty is no stranger to the British podium, having won silver (50m Breaststroke) and bronze (100m Breaststroke) in 2013.
Calum Jarvis is the only other former champion to have confirmed his entry at this early stage.
The Bath University swimmer, who won 200m Backstroke gold at the 2012 Champs in London, will be gunning for medals over 100m and 200m Freestyle as well as 100m and 200m Backstroke.
The 21-year old will be hoping to book a spot with the Welsh team at his first Commonwealth Games while Swansea University’s Alys Thomas – who won 200m Butterfly bronze in 2010 – will be aiming to make her second Welsh Commonwealth squad and has entered the 50m, 100m and 200m Butterfly events.
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