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Jamieson books spot at Commonwealth Games

ESPN staff
April 11, 2014
Michael Jamieson recorded the fastest time in the world this year © Getty Images

Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson won the 200 metre breastroke title at the British Championships in Glasgow to secure his place at the Commonwealth Games.

The 25-year-old Scot recorded a time of two minutes and 7.79 seconds - the fastest time in the world this year.

Englishmen Adam Peaty and Andrew Willis finished second and third to earn their places in Glasgow in July.

"I'm pretty happy with that swim, so it's job done in terms of qualifying for the Commonwealths," Jamieson said.

Peaty, who took second with a time of 2:09.40, added: "I didn't expect to swim that quickly, but it was the perfect race for me."

Bury-born James Guy broke the British record in the 400 metre freestyle to win his event. Guy's time of 3:45.15 beat the mark of two-time Olympic medallist David Davies by 0.09 seconds.

"He was a massive inspiration to me and one of my heroes," Guy told BBC Sport.

England's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Aimee Willmott also qualified for the Commonwealth Games, which also take place in Glasgow between July 23 and August 3.

Elsewhere in the freestyle, 23-year-old Jazmin Carlin finished second in the 200 metre final. The Welshwoman had been pre-selected for the Commonwealth Games team after competing for Great Britain at last year's World Championships.

"It really takes the pressure off," Carlin, who won three British titles in 2013, said. "I'm so tired coming into this, but it's good to be challenged and I'm confident about winning medals this summer."

Compatriot Ryan West, 16, who has cerebral palsy, all but secured his place at the Commonwealth Games with a time of 1:00.05 in the S9 100 metre freestyle multi-classification event.

Matthew Wylie won in another British record of 58.69secs.

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