London 2012: Scot Michael Jamieson Wins Silver For GB In Olympic 200m Breaststroke Final

A Medal For Jamieson In 200m Breaststroke

Britain won silver in the 200m breaststroke final on Wednesday night, completing a stellar fifth day for the Great Britain team. Scot Michael Jamieson placed second in the final, beaten by inches by Hungarian swimmer Daniel Gyurta, who set a new world record.

Michael Jamieson (left) wins silver alongside team mate Andrew Willis (right)

Cheered on by a febrile crowd in the Aquatics Centre, the Glasgow-born 23-year-old powered onto the podium, having qualified for Wednesday's final by setting a British record in the 200m breastsroke with a time of 2:08.20.

Britain's Andrew Willis, from Surrey, who also qualified for the final, finished eighth.

Speaking afterwards Jamieson said: "I'd planned for this night. It's unbelievable."

"The crowd was absolutely unbelievable, I can only thank everyone again for all their support.

"It's been a pretty special week, I've done everything I wanted to."

"It's been a good day for Team GB all round, and my team- mate Andrew has had another fantastic swim again tonight.

"It all bodes well for the future," he added.

Earlier, Bradley Wiggins became Britain's greatest Olympian winning gold in the Time Trial at Hampton Court.

GB Rowers Heather Stanning And Helen Glover also won gold in the Women's Pair.

Before You Go