Date of birth5 August 1988
ClubUniversity of Edinburgh
Discipline100m and 200m Breaststroke
Glasgow-born swimmer, Michael Jamieson wrote his name in the history books with his stunning Silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics. It took a World record to get the Gold.
GB Mens Breaststroke has taken unprecedented strides since 2012, with 5 or 6 GB men consistently in the World Top 20. As an athlete ambassador at Glasgow 2014, alongside Jessica Ennis-Hill and Nicola Adams, Michael won Silver in the same event, narrowly missing the Gold.
A tough few years followed, and Michael was just outside the fray to qualify for Rio 2016. Michael continues to have the drive and determination, and since April 2016 has been working in media across all sports, securing himself a trip to Rio to commentate with the BBC.
Now based in Edinburgh, Michael is balancing his life as a professional athlete, working in media and learning to play Golf – and doing pretty well at that too following the Team Scotland win at the 2016 Celebrity Cup at The Celtic Manor. Michael is an accomplished speaker with a love for fashion, music and watching all kinds of sport… usually with a bias towards his Glaswegian roots.