Jackie Jamieson has been in touch asking that the following message of thanks be circulated to everyone who supported Michael...
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I cannot put into words how we all feel. We knew going into that Final Michael would have to pull out a spectacular performance.
He did exactly that. I honestly thought I was going to combust. The noise inside the stadium was overwhelming and when he touched the wall euphoria kicked in. He has had an absolutely amazing time at his first Olympics and I know that he's done us all proud.
The messages from everyone including staff that have since moved on in the business has been totally overwhelming. I was still reading them at 5am this [Thursday] morning...
So happy so many people were able to be a part of Michael's journey.
Thank you all so much.
Jackie, Mike and Lauren
As well as Jackie sending us a picture of Michael's medal he tweeted another photo of it yesterday, saying:
..almost! :P can't believe this is mine... Thank you for all the notes & to everyone at Parkhead*!! :) ... amazing...
Another tweeter asked him how many times he'd looked at his medal. He replied:
...I slept wearing it last night ... :)
* = Michael's race was broadcast live on the big screen at Celtic Football Club ahead of their Champions League qualifier. As Michael chose swimming over football and is a huge Celtic fan, he must be pretty chuffed!