Michael Jamieson


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Date of birth

5 August 1988




University of Edinburgh


100m 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.


Celebrity Cup Champions, Team Scotland - Golf
Glasgow Commonwealth Games Silver, 200m Breaststroke
London Olympic Silver, 200m Breaststroke; World SC Championships Silver, 200m Breaststroke
World Championships 5th, 200m Breaststroke; British 100m & 200m Breaststroke Champion
Delhi Commonwealth Games Silver, 200m Breaststroke; British 100m & 200m Breaststroke Champion
Michael has added some wonderful insight and colour into BBC Radio 5Live's swimming coverage over the last year. His knowledge is second to none and he is always extremely well informed when it comes to the latest talking points in sport. He adds energy and fun to any broadcast and is a pleasure to work with.
Jo Currie
Producer, BBC Sport News

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