Michael Jamieson ‘boosted’ by health scare


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Michael Jamieson believes his heart scare could provide an unlikely boost to his chances of success at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Scotsman had to have his heart restarted last November after pushing himself too hard during training, with his heart beating irregularly and too quickly as a result of his exertions.

But Jamieson believes his health problems are evidence of his desire to win, even if that means putting his health on the line.

“I think that was a boost if nothing else,” said Jamieson, who finished runner-up to Germany’s Marco Koch in a 200m breaststroke at the Berlin International earlier this month.

“I think it shows just how much is being put into preparing for this summer.

Michael Jamieson

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