July 16 - Scottish swimming star Michael Jamieson has admitted that his thoughts are already focused on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games when he will compete in front of his home crowd.
The 22-year-old from Glasgow recently claimed two gold medals at Tollcross in the Scottish National Championships and although he will be competing in the 2011 World Swimming Championships in Shanghai and is likely to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics next year, he admitted that the Commonwealth Games are already his priority.
"Glasgow 2014 could be a bit of a fairy tale for me," said Jamieson
"Home city, home advantage.
"Tollcross is where I did all my hard work as an age grouper with City of Glasgow, where I developed as a swimmer and where I decided that swimming was the path I wanted to go down."
Jamieson first tasted global success at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games when he claimed a silver medal from his first senior international competition for his efforts in the 200 metre breaststroke.
"The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games was my first taste of silverware on the senior international stage and it was an amazing experience.
"It was great to make that step up and I'm delighted it was with Team Scotland."
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are due to take place from July 23 to August 3 in 2014 and will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland.
"There has already been amazing support and excitement in the lead up to the Games and it's only going to build from here on in," Jamieson added.
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