Michael Jamieson: Why I’m Sticking With The Journey Between Olympics Despite Setback

Michael Jamieson [Photo: Patrick B. Kraemer]

Liz Byrnes talks to Michael Jamieson about the roller-coaster of life between Olympics after a Games debut that delivered a place on the podium to cheer a home crowd; of motivation lost, gained, lost and gained again

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Liz Byrnes talks to Michael Jamieson about the roller-coaster of life between Olympics after a Games debut that delivered a place on the podium to cheer a home crowd; of motivation lost, gained, lost and gained again

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Clive Rushton

I wish Michael all the very best and hope he can achieve his goals.

After the Comonwealth Games he was destroyed by the nastiest and most disgusting piece of ‘hatchet’ journalism I have ever read – by a BBC “journalist” called Aimee Lewis. I submitted a formal complaint to the BBC website and was graced by an acknowledgement and then …. nothing. No response, no explanation, no defense, no nothing. Trying to follow up on complaints and source their results through the BBC is like trying to find needles in a haystack. It is obviously deliberately designed to be obscure. The BBC is a shadow of its former world-leading self.

If Michael hits the heights again, then good on him, but I read his comments as still containing the seeds of self-doubt.

Michael, talent doesn’t vanish or expire. It may hide now and again but it survives and often re-emerges swifter, higher and stronger than before. Dig into your obvious talent and ‘let’ it blossom.

felixdangerpants

Kind words Clive but I’ve said it before he won’t get close to Rio. It will take a quicker time to get there than it did for him to nearly win Gold in London.

Ric Maden

It all rests on how much he wants it. He has all the ingredients required and it all boils down to his desire. Seems like Michael has thought long and hard about what he wants and has decided he can do it again in Rio. Good luck to him – let ’em have it.

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