PB for Wallace in World final

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Warrender’s Dan Wallace, 20, lowered his lifetime best for the second time in one day to finish seventh in his 400m medley final at the swimming World Championships in Barcelona, clocking 4.14.15 in qualifying and 4.13.72 in the final.

But another Scottish swimmer, Hannah Miley, has vowed re-establish herself as a podium contender after missing out on a medal last night.

Miley, 23, finished fifth in the 400m medley, pushed out of the medals by Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and Spain’s Mireia Belmonte.

She beat both swimmers on the way to winning world silver two years ago. Hosszu won in 4.30.41 with Belmonte second and Elizabeth Beisel third.

Miley, who clocked 4.34.16, said: “Belmonte and Hosszu have really made the massive leaps and I need to see what their gains were.”

n Britain’s athletes are funded by UK Sport as the nation’s high performance sports agency responsible for the strategic investment of £355million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding in Olympic and Paralympic sports preparing for Rio 2016. The ambition is to win more medals than in London 2012.