HANNAH MILEY was set to return to the Sinan Erdem Dome today after holding off Olympic champion Ye Shiwen to win the 400 metres individual medley at the World Short-Course Championships in Istanbul.
The Garioch swimmer collected Great Britain’s first gold of the five-day event with Jemma Lowe claiming bronze in the 200m butterfly.
Fourth after the butterfly and backstroke legs last night, Miley produced a superb breaststroke to turn first going into the freestyle, 2.04 seconds ahead of Ye.
However, as expected, Ye came back and on her final 25m of 28.14sec – the only sub 29-second last length in the field – she reeled Miley in.
The Scot, though, held off her rival by 0.19sec to win in a new championship record of four minutes 23.14sec, bettering her own mark from the European titles last month.