Glaswegian Michael Jamieson, a 200m specialist, should not even have been swimming in the men’s 100m breaststroke – but an injury to a fellow Team GB member saw him step in to the event, alongside colleague, Craig Benson from Livingstone.
This morning (28th July) saw both Jamieson and Benson do personal best times in the heats to make the semi finals.
This evening they swam in the same semi final heat and Jamieson finished third, earning a place in the final – a substantial achievement.
This followed a thrilling achievement at Eton Dorney, the rowing lake, earlier in the day when fellow Scot, Heather Stanning, with Helen Glover set a new Olympic record of 6.57.29 in the first heat of the women’s pair – which they won in convincing style. Stanning and Glover have won gold in all three of the 2012 World Cups.