Michael Jamieson rounded off a terrific day for Westcountry sport by winning 200m breaststroke silver at the London 2012 Olympics tonight [Wednesday[.
The University of Bath student’s performance came just hours after Sports Technology graduate Heather Stanning and her rowing partner Helen Glover struck gold in the women’s pair this morning.
Michael set another British record of 2:07.43 tonight – his third GB record in three swims over the distance at the Olympics. Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta had to set a world record of 2:07.28 to edge Michael off the top spot on the podium.
Chemical Engineering student Andrew Willis, who like Michael was making his Olympic debut at London 2012, came home eighth in 2:09.44. He also has an English record to his credit from the semis.
The pair are both coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming Bath Intensive Training Centre at theUniversity of Bath.