After narrowly missing the British squads for the 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 World Championships, Michael Jamieson burst on to the international scene in spectacular style in 2010.
Michael Jamieson Profile
|Date of Birth||5th August 1988|
|Team/Club||Edinburgh University / Bath ITC|
Jamieson continued to build momentum in 2011, finishing fifth in the 200m Breaststroke final at his debut World Championships before landing bronze at the European Short Course Championships in Szcezcin, Poland.
He gained national recognition in 2012, winning the 200m Breaststroke silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games then backing that performance up with the same result at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul.
Despite on-going injury problems in 2013, Jamieson landed his fourth British title then repeated his 2011 result with a fifth-place finish at the 2013 Worlds in Barcelona.
|Long Course 50m Breaststroke||28.94||2010|
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||59.89||2012||NR|
|Long Course 200m Breaststroke||2:07.43||2012||BR|
|Short Course 50m Breaststroke||29.82||2007|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||57.89||2013||BR|
|Short Course 200m Breaststroke||2:01.43||2013||BR|
|Olympic Games||100m Breaststroke||2012||59.89||9th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:32.32||4th|
|World Championships||100m Breaststroke||2013||1:00.59||15th|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Breaststroke||2010||1:00.60||4th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:40.68||5th|
|European Championships||200m Breaststroke||2012||2:12.58||12th|
|World Short Course Championships||100m Breaststroke||2012||58.56||10th|
|European Short Course Championships||100m Breaststroke||2013||58.07||6th|
|4x50m Medley Relay (Mixed)||1:39.81||5th|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:35.07||5th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:00.19||37th|
|British Championships||100m Breaststroke||2013||1:00.06||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2009||2:01.48||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley||2:03.74||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:27.97||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:07.61||11th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:11.61||23rd|
|400m Individual Medley||4:39.74||12th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:38.37||18th|
In The Pool
Favourite event: 200m Breast. It is the event I am best at.
First senior international meet: Tri Nations Cup in Canada, 2008. Took place at the same time as Olympics.
Out Of The Pool
Role models: My dad, who is also called Michael. Anyone who has reached the top in their sport but hasn’t had the easiest route to get there.
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Carried on with football. I chose swimming over football at the age of 13. I was probably better at football to be honest but enjoyed swimming more! It must have been during winter when I decided!!
Tip for the top: Perseverance and self belief are the most important things.
Life after swimming: I think I would like to go into coaching. Couldn’t imagine a career outside of sport.
Music: House and electro. Quite like some rock and hip hop also.