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Jamieson guides Europe into Duel in the Pool lead

ESPN staff
December 21, 2013
Michael Jamieson brushed off any concerns about his fitness © Getty Images

Michael Jamieson won the 200m breaststroke to help the European Allstars take a 68-54 lead over Team USA at the Duel in the Pool.

Jamieson, who had his heart restarted last month after a training session, won a silver medal at the European Short-Course Championships in Denmark last week, and continued his recent good form with victory in Glasgow on Friday night.

"I can't believe how many people are here - it's great," said the Olympic silver medallist. "This will also be the venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and it's great to sample what the environment is going to be like."

And the 25-year-old Scot was quick to brush aside any problems he has with his fitness.

"It's quite common in OAP's, just not really particularly common in athletes but I was in great hands and to be honest it didn't really faze me at all," Jamieson said.

"I was pretty calm about the whole thing and was talked through the whole procedure beforehand. I only missed two or three days of training so it didn't really affect preparation too much and I'm back to 100%."

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