[caption id="attachment_3860" align="alignright" width="300"] View from the gods at the Aquatic Centre yesterday morning. Picture courtesy of Sui Kee Searle[/caption]
Yesterday was amazing. Not only did Michael Jamieson manage to break the GB record in the morning's heats, he smashed it in last night's semi finals, to qualify as fastest swimmer for tonight's final.
He needed a fast swim to ensure qualification as his semi was the slower one on paper. Well, it looks like Michael found that "other gear" he spoke about after the morning's heats and turned in a masterful performance.
Andrew Willis, his team-mate, friend and training partner qualified in the second semi as third fastest swimmer, so we have the prospect of two GB medalists from tonight's final. Don't discount the world champion Daniel Gyurta from Hungary though, he looked dangerous last night.
[caption id="attachment_3861" align="alignleft" width="375"] The line-up for tonight's final - loving the way it looks this morning!!![/caption]
After the race Sharron Davies asked Michael if he'd be going to bed dreaming of that gold medal. "We all dream", he said with a smile. I'm sure he's been dreaming of what could be all night - assuming he managed to get some sleep - but there must be huge belief there as well now.
There's just 1.11 seconds between all of tonight's finalists, with four of them under the magic 2 minutes 9 seconds, so it's now down to who has the belief and wants that gold medal the most.
It's going to be a wonderful final to watch at 7.30 tonight.
COME ON Michael, swim the race of your life!!!!!!!