Swimming: Kris Gilchrist and Michael Jamieson to contest gold medal

KRIS GILCHRIST and Michael Jamieson, former City of Edinburgh clubmates, both won their semi-finals to set up a title decider in tonight's 100m breaststroke at the British Gas Scottish National swimming championships at Tollcross Leisure Centre in Glasgow.

Jamieson, now based in Bath, was fastest after the morning heats, but Gilchrist, who trains in Paris, posted the fastest time in the semis of 1:02.27. Jamieson won his semi-final in 1:02.94 and the final will be a rematch of the British Championships in Sheffield in March.

On that occasion, Gilchrist, the 2008 Olympian, came out on top, but Jamieson got revenge in the 200m event and both have already qualified to swim for Great Britain at the European Championships in Budapest in August.

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The goal this evening will be to take the top two medals and confirm their qualification for Scotland's Commonwealth Games team for New Delhi in October.

On the second day of the championships, Edinburgh University's Louise Pate struck gold in the 50m butterfly. It was a great warm up for the 21-year-old's bid to gain a place in Scotland's Games team. The 50m isn't part of the Games' programme, but she was setting out for more glory in today's 100m butterfly.

Pate touched in 27.56 and just edged out a couple of English swimmers. Stockport's Lucy Worrall was second in 27.83, while Nova Centurion's Jessica Sylvester took the bronze in 28.04.

In the men's 50m backstroke, Edinburgh University's William Purnell grabbed a silver medal in 26.89 behind West Dunbartonshire's Graeme Lyona. City of Glasgow's Robbie Renwick, an Olympic finalist in the 200m freestyle, showed his versatility by taking third in 26.93.

David Carry, the double Commonwealth Games champion, completed a great freestyle double with victory in the 200m event. The 28-year-old Aberdonian, who trains in Stockport, won the 400m on Tuesday, and he added the 200m in 1:48.50 ahead of fellow-Olympian Andy Hunter, who was just outside a Commonwealth Games consideration time in 1:49.40.

"I haven't properly tapered for these championships, so I'm delighted with the way I'm swimming," said Carry, who won gold in the 400m medley and 200m freestyle at the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and wants to strike gold in Delhi.