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Michael Jamieson (born 5 August 1988) is a Scottish former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain at the Olympics, FINA world championships and European championships, and Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. Jamieson won the silver medal in the men's 200-metre breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

Michael Jamieson
Personal information
Full name Michael Jamieson
National team  Great Britain
Born (1988-08-05) 5 August 1988 (age 28)
Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club National Performance Centre
College team University of Bath

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Personal lifeEdit

His father, also named Michael, was a professional footballer who played for Albion Rovers, Alloa Athletic and Stenhousemuir in the 1980s.[2][3] Jamieson also played football, but decided to focus on swimming when he was thirteen years old.[2] He is a Celtic supporter.[2]

He currently resides and studies in Bath, England.[4]

Swimming careerEdit

Competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal to his arch-rival Dániel Gyurta in the 200-metre breaststroke. He broke the British record three times in the process, twice in the qualifying heats and once in the final (2:07.43),[5][6] and came to within 0.12 seconds of the previous world record set by Christian Sprenger in 2009 (2:07.31). Only a new world record by two-time world 200 m breaststroke champion Dániel Gyurta denied Jamieson the gold.

He previously competed in the men's 100-metre breaststroke, finishing in 3rd place in the second semifinal, but failed to reach the final.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael Jamieson". British Swimming. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Law, Gareth (25 July 2012). GersNOT-Olympic-rings.html "I dreamed of Glasgow Celtic NOT Olympic rings" Check |url= value (help). The Scottish Sun. News International. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "MIKE JAMIESON". neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.teambath.com/2012/07/31/jamieson-and-willis-impress-en-route-to-semis/
  5. ^ "Olympics swimming: Michael Jamieson & Andrew Willis in final". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Fordyce, Tom (1 August 2012). "Jamieson wins silver for Britain in 200m breaststroke". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 August 2012.