World Short-Course Championships: Jamieson eyes 200m glory

Last Updated: 14/12/12 9:05am

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Michael Jamieson is set to take his place in the heats of the 200 metres breaststroke at the World Short-Course Championships in Istanbul on Friday morning.

With the event at the Sinan Erdem Dome loaded with quality, he will be looking to add to the silver medal he won in the event at the Olympics in the summer.

The 24-year-old is due to face Daniel Gyurta, the Hungarian who had to break the world record to fend him off in London, as well as Akihiro Yamaguchi, the Japanese swimmer who then set a new world mark in September.

After finishing 12th in the 100m in Turkey, Jamieson was intensely frustrated, complaining it had been "the same old story" as he aimed to compete against the powerful "bigger guys" in order to improve in the longer race.

The Glaswegian will be raring to go as he looks to add to Britain's tally of two medals so far. Hannah Miley and Jemma Lowe took gold and bronze respectively on the first night of the five-day competition.

Miley was fourth on Thursday night in the 800m freestyle, edged out of a podium finish by Chloe Sutton of the United States, Jamieson's fellow Scot clocking eight minutes 16.09 seconds.

Meanwhile, Georgia Davies was fifth in the 100m backstroke in a new Welsh record.

The Swansea ITC swimmer was in contention right up until the end but was edged out of the medals by 0.14secs in 57.32.

The 22-year-old said: "I was disappointed at the Olympics because I gave everything in the heat so when it came to the semi-final I didn't have much left.

"So for me coming here was about - can I go for best times, pushing myself and can I improve as I go and not give everything at the early stages."

Ieuan Lloyd set his third Welsh record in two days as he led off the 4x200m freestyle squad in 1:45.24. The quartet were seventh as Ryan Lochte picked up his third gold medal - and fourth overall - with the United States.

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