Monday, June 16, 2014

Strong Performances from Scots at Mare Nostrum Series ahead of Games

With only 5 weeks to go until the Commonwealth Games Scottish swimmers showed great form across the three legs of the Mare Nostrum Series. 


At the first leg of the series Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson touched in at 2:12.34 to win silver in the men’s 200m Breaststroke. Germany’s Marco Koch took gold (2:08.43) and Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki took bronze (2:12.78).

In the 400m Medley Garioch’s Hannah Miley finished just outside her season’s best to take silver in 4:35.70. Katinka Hosszu from Hungary took gold with 4:33.80 while Kamiko Simizu from Japan took bronze with 4:38.53.

All results from Monaco can be found here.


In one of the closest races of the second leg Ross Murdoch (University of Stirling) and Adam Peaty (City of Derby) once again showed there was little between them as they went head to head in the 100m Breaststroke.

Peaty qualified fastest in 1:00.43 but it was Murdoch who took the win in 1:00.19, just 0.04 seconds ahead of Peaty (1:00.23). Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki finished third in 1:00.36.

All results from Canet can be found here


In the final leg of the series Hannah Miley (Garioch) won the battle of the Brits in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley improving on her time from Monaco. Miley swam a season’s best 4:33.25 to take the gold from Aimee Willmott (Middlesborough) with the silver in 4:34.87. Bronze went to Sakiko Shimizu of Japan in 4:38.99.

Bath-based Michael Jamieson continued his medal winning form in the 200m Breaststroke with silver in a time of 2:10.47. 

Edinburgh Universities’s Corrie Scott swam 32.03 to take the bronze in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke. Gold went to Ukraine’s Maria Liver in 31.23 and Spain’s Jessica Vall Montero took the silver in 31.90.

Perth’s Stephen Milne impressed in the 1500m Freestyle with a bronze after finishing in a time of 15:15.82.

All results from Barcelona can be found here