Monday, 11 March 2013

Jamieson Strikes Double Gold

Michael Jamieson was back in breaststroke swimming action over the weekend at the British Gas International Meet in Leeds.

He took gold in the 100m breaststroke in a best in-season time* of 60.8 seconds and then touched ahead of Bath team-mate Andrew Willis to win the 200m in 2.10.43.

You can watch Michael's breathless evaluation of his victories straight after his events. Friday's 100m is first and Saturday's 200m is here. Note the shave down for the 200m!

Some key quotes from his 200m interview:

Observing his quickest in-season time so far Michael said, "I'm improving and moving in the right direction",  and when asked about his ambitions for the Worlds this year he added, "I want more medals...I've got 2 silvers and I'm looking to turn them into the right colour.... I'm always looking for more and always looking to improve".

Michael's still enjoying his swimming, so it looks like we have another cracking year in store!

* = You may have spotted these times are slower than last year's Olympic and World Championship times. Training is very heavy and hard at this time of the year in preparation for the major competitions later on, so he won't have tapered down for this event.

1 comment:

  1. Fab swims Michael. Good to see the Lane 8 start for the 100m didn't faze you :)