Olympic silver medallist and Bath-based swimmer Michael Jamieson has been named as an official Games ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who trains at British Swimming’s Bath Intensive Training Centre, won 200m breaststroke silver at the London 2012 Olympics for Great Britain and also silver in the same event for Scotland at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.
He joins the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Rebecca Adlington as sporting ambassadors for the Glasgow 2014 Games, which run from 23 July to 3 August.
Jamieson will feature in iconic posters advertising the Games and in a TV advert being screened across Scotland and the north of England from Monday 19 August, the day tickets for the Games go on sale.
The 2014 Games will be a poignant moment for Jamieson – the swimming competition will be held at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre, where Jamieson trained as a young swimmer.
“Glasgow 2014 is going to be one of the highlights of my career and I’m delighted to be an official ambassador for the Games,” he said. “Tollcross, the venue for swimming at the Games, is the pool in which I trained as a youngster and decided that I wanted to take swimming seriously. I’ve trained in that pool with just my coach watching; I can’t wait to swim there in front of a packed home crowd creating what I’m sure will be a wall of noise.
“Swimming for me is all about competing and performing in big competitions, and they don’t come much bigger than a Commonwealth Games in your home city and home pool. I can’t wait and I’m going for gold.”
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