Michael Jamieson aims for gold and new world record at Commonwealth Games


Scottish swimming hopeful Michael Jamieson says he plans to secure gold at the Commonwealth Games.

But he’s not finished there. The Glaswegian star also wants to claim a world record in his hometown.

Jamieson’s desire to make history is so strong that the record time of two minutes and seven seconds is the first thing he sees when he opens his eyes every day.

The Olympic silver medallist races in the 200 metres breaststroke on Thursday and is Scotland’s top hope alongside fellow pool star Hannah Miley.

Japan’s Akihiro Yamaguchi holds the world record but Jamieson has been dreaming of breaking his mark of 2:07.01.

He said: “I’ve woken up for training every morning with the world-record time on my alarm clock.

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