Hannah Miley delighted by four-gold haul in build-up to Delhi games

HANNAH Miley used the British Gas Scottish Championships to assess her form in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games and passed the test with flying colours at Glasgow's Tollcross Leisure Centre.

The 20-year-old will be one of Scotland's leading medal contenders at the Games in Delhi in October, and she confirmed her class by winning four titles. In yesterday's finals session she completed the haul with victory in the 200 metres butterfly and her favourite 400m individual medley.

The medley was particularly impressive as she cruised to the gold in 4:41.88, touching well over five seconds ahead of the second-placed English teenager, Aimee Wilmott (4:47.22).

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Miley will swim for GB at the European Championships in Budapest in August, but her main goal is medals for Scotland in India in four months' time.

"I didn't pull my training back at all for these championships so I'm delighted with the results," said Miley, who is coached by her father, Patrick, at the Garioch Club in Inverurie.

"When I get to the Europeans I will probably pull back a little and then taper fully for the Commonwealths. I'm pleased with my form this week and I hope to swim the two medleys and the 200m breaststroke in Delhi.

"I also hope to make the 200m freestyle relay team because I think that is an event in which Scotland has a great chance of doing well."

Kris Gilchrist, the 2008 Olympian, and Michael Jamieson, former City of Edinburgh training mates, are another two Scots who will be aiming for medals in Delhi, and they produced a highlight of the championships in the final of the 200m breaststroke .

Gilchrist, the 26-year-old who now trains in Paris, had pipped Jamieson for the 100m and he added the 200m with a classy time of 2:13.28. Jamieson, 21, who is based in Bath and won the British Championship in March, took silver in 2:13.83.

• Michael Phelps fears he is "way behind" in his preparation for this year's American and Pan Pacific championships and says he has to work harder if he is to recover his best form. The 14-time Olympic champion made the admission after a disappointing performance at the Paris Open at the weekend.

"I hope for the Pan Pacs," said Phelps on Saturday. "I don't know. I'm clearly disappointed, but it's my own fault. I know I didn't do the training when I needed to do it at the right time."

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Phelps won the 200m butterfly but finished last in the 100m freestyle and third in the 200m freestyle. "I've got to train more and train harder," he said. "Everybody is going to be a rival at this point. I'm way behind and I'm the one who needs to catch up with them."