Swimming: Jamieson's sights set on 200m gold

MICHAEL JAMIESON will go for gold later today in the final of the 200m breaststroke in Shanghai after a barnstorming performance in his semi-final.

Jamieson clocked 2.10.54 minutes as he trailed home in second position behind American Eric Shanteau, qualifying as the sixth fastest for the final. The 22-year-old went from sixth to second in the final 100m at the World Swimming Championships to keep alive his medal chances in Shanghai.

Earlier in the week, Jamieson crashed out of the 100m breaststroke at the semi-final stage. But as he prepares for the biggest night of his swimming career to-date Jamieson says that disappointment played a part in his subsequent success.

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"It was good to get the 100m in at the start of the week just to settle the nerves and get the first couple of swims out of the way," he said.

Meanwhile, in the women's 4x200m relay final Scots Hannah Miley and Caitlin McClatchey joined forces with Rebecca Turner and Jo Jackson.

Although they were only able to finish sixth, Team GB is now guaranteed a relay berth at the London 2012 Olympic Games, by qualifying for the final. They produced a time of 7.53.51 minutes, with America taking the gold and Australia and China the silver and bronze medals.

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