Sunday, July 10, 2011

Michael Jamieson sets sights on Glasgow 2014 'fairytale'

With just over three years until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games begin, Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson has spoken about his excitement for a home Commonwealth Games, in a blog for the Glasgow 2014 website.

Fresh from his double-gold medal winning performances at Tollcross in the Scottish National Championships, in the pool where he developed as a swimmer, Michael is excited by the prospect of being back where it all began at Glasgow 2014.

With the World Championships coming up in Shanghai later this month and London 2012 on the horizon, the 22-year-old has plenty to concentrate on. However, with Glasgow 2014 fast approaching, Michael's mind is firmly set on his mission of going for gold at the Commonwealth Games in his home city.

Jamieson said: "Glasgow 2014 could be a bit of a fairytale for me. Home city, home advantage. Tollcross is where I did all my hard work as an age grouper with City of Glasgow, where I developed as a swimmer and where I decided that swimming was the path I wanted to go down."

Michael first tasted global success at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, bringing back a silver medal from his first senior international competition for his efforts in the 200m breaststroke.

"The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games was my first taste of silverware on the senior international stage and it was an amazing experience. It was great to make that step up and I'm delighted it was with Team Scotland.

"There has already been amazing support and excitement in the lead up to the Games and it's only going to build from here on in."

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