Hannah Miley to pass on Sports Personality of Year event in pursuit of more medals


Hannah Miley, the two-time Olympian, is turning down tomorrow’s season’s glitzy BBC party in Glasgow to put on a show of her own in the Scottish capital at the Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships.

The 25-year-old multiple Commonwealth champion was among several Scottish swimmers invited to the Sports Personality of the Year production at Pacific Quay, but explained that her priorities were dictated by a combination of her own schedule and a sense of duty to spectators at the Commonwealth Pool.

“I can’t go because the 400 IM, 200 breaststroke and 200 free are on the last night and they’re finals I can’t really miss,” she said, after adding another two Scottish titles to her long list of achievements on the opening day of the event.

“I’ve not really been able to do a lot of evenings and award ceremonies because for me it’s all about the long-term gain and for me the focus is on making that team in the summer, so if that means I can’t do a night out and get glammed up then so be it.

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