Jamieson starting to shine as he wins Dubai World Cup gold

18 October 2013 / 13:22

Michael Jamieson is finding real form in a short course pool after claiming gold at the Dubai World Cup less than a week after winning two silvers in Moscow.

The 25-year-old, who won Olympic 200m breaststroke silver at London 2012 last summer, finished as the runner-up on two occasions at the third World Cup leg in Russia.

That came in the 100m and 200m breaststrokes with Jamieson going one better in the latter to take a dominant victory as the World Cup tour moved to Dubai.

Leading the qualifiers, he claimed gold by almost two seconds in a time of 2:06.68minutes while Fran Halsall narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the 50m freestyle.

She was 0.02seconds off Jeanette Ottesen for fourth place while Georgia Davies was 0.05 shy of a medal in the 50m backstroke as Daryna Zevina and Katinka Hosszu shared bronze.

Elsewhere Sophie Allen, a two-time silver medallist from the Moscow World Cup herself, was sixth in the 100m breaststroke while Liam Tancock was eighth in the 100m backstroke.

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