Michael Jamieson feels in frame for 2012 medal
Michael Jamieson has said he is in the frame for a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games despite finishing out of the medals at the World Championships.
The Scottish swimmer finished fifth in the 200m breaststroke in Shanghai, but has insisted he is well-placed to pick up a medal in London next year.
Daniel Gyurta of Hungary won in a time of 2mins 08.41secs
"Statistically Olympic medallists always come from the top eight at the previous year's Worlds," said Jamieson.
"The time isn't where I want to be, I know I can go quicker than that. But, I'm fifth in my first World final, and I've put myself in the mix for next year."
Jamieson changed his race plan for the final, but admitted the change hadn't completely paid off.
"I just wanted to go for it tonight, I had nothing to lose," he said.
Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson
“I think I've definitely put myself in the frame for next year.”
"I completely changed my tactics, I just tried to go all out from the start and, unlike me, I didn't really have the back end to come home."
However, the 22-year-old spoke of his delight at appearing at his first World Championships.
"It was brilliant. Competing in the finals in the evening here is exactly why we do the training we do, and I did keep reminding myself to enjoy it because these opportunities don't come round that often.
"I think I've definitely put myself in the frame for next year."