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Michael Jamieson eyes revenge for Ross Murdoch shock

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Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson is eyeing revenge on his compatriot, Ross Murdoch, in this evening’s 100m breaststroke final.

Jamieson cut a desolate figure after finishing second in the 200m final on Thursday night, which saw Murdoch swim a Commonwealth Games record time of 2:07:30 to take the gold medal in dramatic fashion.

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Jamieson devastated to finish second

Murdoch’s wide-eyed realisation of his stunning achievement promises to be one of the abiding images of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - but Jamieson is intent on setting the record straight for this evening’s 100m final.

"I just need to try and enjoy the rest of the Games and soak up the atmosphere," the 25-year-old told BBC Sport. "Ross is on fire after last night so he'll be dangerous for the final.

"I know how privileged a position this is to be racing for my country but I'm an athlete and I want to win. I have a growing collection of silver medals and I don't train to finish second."

Indeed, Jamieson is looking for that elusive gold medal, having finished second at the World Championships, the European Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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Murdoch the man to beat

However Jamieson’s confidence suffered another cruel blow this morning when he was beaten by the man of the moment, Murdoch, in the 100m breaststroke heat.

Jamieson finished third in his heat, but will be hell-bent on pipping Murdoch to gold in this evening’s all-important - and eagerly-anticipated - final.

Will Murdoch spring another surprise tonight? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below.

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