Swimming - Jamieson storms to world leading 200m breaststroke time

Michael Jamieson has Olympic champion Daniel Gyurta in his sights after storming to the quickest 200m breaststroke time in the world this year.

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Michael Jamieson of Britain

Olympic silver medallist Jamieson is seeking a medal upgrade at next month's World Championships in Barcelona and certainly looks in red-hot form.

And there were no signs of his recent tender injury at the British Gas Swimming Championships as clocked 2:07.78.

"I'm delighted with the time but hopefully my injuries have healed up and I can get back to doing some really training over the next month," he said.

"I had a partial tear in my bicep tendon about four or five weeks ago and just been a pain as doesn’t heal as a muscular injury does.

"I've not been able to lift weights, so I've lost a bit of strength and weight as a result of that.

"The positive is I don’t feel like I am 100 per cent here but still managed to pull something out and sometimes it goes that way.

"So the plan is now to get some good prep in and I should be able to go faster in Barcelona."

Robbie Renwick claimed his second national gold with a 200m freestyle win - and insists he is ready to surprise a few of world swimming's stars in Spain.

"The time was pretty good as well so I can’t complain, I’ve only been rested for nine days," he said.

"I’m really excited for Barcelona now. The World Championships are what it is all about this season, I think I can surprise myself there."

Elsewhere, Hannah Miley advanced sixth quickest into the 200m medley final and admitted adding to her success over 400m - in which she claimed an eighth consecutive national title - will not be easy.

"It’s getting harder every year, there’s a lot of youngsters coming through nipping on my heels," she said.

"I’m not going down without a fight but I think that titles probably definitely going to be gone."

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