Further to Michael Jamieson's last blog in the lead up to 2013's Swimming World Championships, we now have news of both Michael's progress so far and terrestrial TV coverage!
Yesterday morning was the start of the 100 metres breaststroke event in Barcelona. This saw Michael qualify comfortably for the semi finals in 12th place in 1.00.20, just a shade behind team-mate (and fellow Glasweigian) Ross Murdoch who qualified in 9th.
Sadly Michael didn't improve on his time in the semi finals in the evening, finishing 15th in a time of 1.00.59. Whilst he must be disappointed with the result, Michael showed us on Twitter last night, that he's already taking the positives from the swim into focusing on his next race:
Struggling with that speed just now but to be expected! Slowest first 50m & fastest 2nd 50m after the heats haha so 200m should be ok! 😁🏊💨
— Michael Jamieson (@mj88live) July 28, 2013
We've seen Michael in this situation before and he has a good record in battling hard to turn disappointment into triumph. His next swims are on Thursday 1st August in the 200m breaststroke heats and semi final. Then the final (fingers crossed) is on Friday 2nd August. Remember, Michael is seeded number one in this event this year :)
NB Coverage of the Championships is on BBC2 every night this week: the key programme times for Thursday and Friday are between 7 and 8pm. Now let's all get behind Michael: show you're cheering him on by leaving a comment below!