Jamieson feels in frame for 2012 medal
29th July 2011 - BBC Sport
Michael Jamieson has said he is in the frame for a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games despite finishing out of the medals at the World Championships.
The Scottish swimmer finished fifth in the 200m breaststroke in Shanghai, but has insisted he is well-placed to pick up a medal in London next year.
I did keep reminding myself to enjoy it because these opportunities don't come round that often.
"Statistically Olympic medallists always come from the top eight at the previous year's Worlds," said Jamieson.
"The time isn't where I want to be, I know I can go quicker than that. But, I'm fifth in my first World final, and I've put myself in the mix for next year.
"My first World Championships was brilliant. Competing in the finals in the evening here is exactly why we do the training we do, and I did keep reminding myself to enjoy it because these opportunities don't come round that often.
"I think I've definitely put myself in the frame for next year."