Michael Jamieson frustrated with silver medal

Ross Murdoch and Michael Jamieson. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Ross Murdoch and Michael Jamieson. Pic: Ian Rutherford

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SWIMMING star Michael Jamieson admitted he just wasn’t good enough as he was pipped to Commonwealth Games gold by Scots team-mate Ross Murdoch.

The 25-year-old Edinburgh University graduate was the hot favourite going into the 200m breast stroke final in Glasgow, but had to settle for silver.

Jamieson was full of praise for the eventual winner, but was left feeling he could have done better.

He said: “Ross has been on great form all season.

“He’s dropped huge chunks off his best today so he deserved to win.

“I don’t prepare to come second all the time. It wasn’t good enough tonight.”

Team Scotland racked up ten medals on the opening day of the games, as the athletes revelled in front of their home crowd.

Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland, said: “Congratulations to all Team Scotland athletes who gave their all for their country, and what an outstanding achievement it is to win ten medals on the opening day.

“Four gold, three silver, and three bronze medals has exceeded all expectations. Spurred on by an incredible home crowd, Team Scotland is on track to deliver its best ever medal haul at a Commonwealth Games.”