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Solid swim for Jamieson at stormy Paris Open

7th July 2012

British Gas ITC Bath swimmer Michael Jamieson put in a solid final swim in his last competition before he lines up at the London 2012 Olympic Games later this month.

On a stormy night in Paris, Jamieson defeated the field - and the elements - to take victory in the 200m Breaststroke in 2.11.24 ahead of Poland’s Slawomir Kuczko (2.13.71) and Giedruis Titenis of Lithuania (2.13.76).

After leading the race out from the start, Jamieson put clear water between him and his rivals at the touch.

“There were a few rain delays last night so my race preparation and warm up was all over the place so to swim that time is great.” said Jamieson. “I’ve been 2.11 a few times this year unrested and the consistency is giving me confidence going into taper.

“All the hard work and hard training is done and now it is about staying relaxed during the taper in the run up to the Games.”

His coach David McNulty said: “This is week 16 from when Michael qualified at the trials in London and the last week of the hard work but we wanted one more hit out in the 200m before taper.

“It was a great swim as he is tired and the weather conditions were tough. The rest and taper begins on Monday now.”

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