TWO-time Olympian Hannah Miley was in super form, winning two gold medals on the opening day of the Scottish Gas National Open Championships at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Centre.
With the World Championship trials in Sheffield just two weeks’ away she might chosen to skip the first event at Tollcross since the pool was refurbished in readiness for next year’s Commonwealth Games.
But Miley showed her support to the Championships by taking the 200m freestyle in 2:01.07 and cruising to a 4:41.74 time in her favourite 400m individual medley. Emily Jones (Aberdeen) produced a final surge to win the 100m butterfly in 1:01.43 – and then revealed she could be heading to Edinburgh in the autumn.
“I’m hoping to study Geology and Geophysics,” said the 18-year-old. “I’ve already had a chat with Chris Jones at Edinburgh University and it seems a great set-up. My goal is to make next year’s Commonwealth Games.
“I’m so excited to be back competing at Tollcross and I’m sure it will be great at the Commonwealths. I’ve got great memories of racing in this pool when I was very young and I always feel at home. I was delighted with the swim. I’m off to Majorca next week for a club training camp and then it will be the World Championship trials in Sheffield.”
In the absence of Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, it was a one-two for Edinburgh University in the 200m breaststroke. Nicholas Quinn was first in 2:15.74 with Calum Tait taking silver in 2:17.50.