Ross Murdoch beats Michael Jamieson to 200m breastroke title

Ross Murdoch stunned fellow Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson to take Commonwealth gold in the 200 metres breaststroke in Glasgow.

Olympic silver medallist Jamieson was the big favourite before the final but Murdoch cruised away from him over the final two lengths to take the title, with Jamieson completing a Scotland 1-2.

Dumbarton swimmer Murdoch touched the wall in a Games record of 2 minutes 7.30 seconds, which was also the fastest time ever in the event by a British swimmer. England’s Andrew Willis was third.

“There’s no way that just happened. I can’t believe it. That was amazing. It’s a dream come true,” a stunned Murdoch said.

 “It was a massive personal best for me. I didn’t think I could do that if I’m honest. I’m so surprised. I can’t believe it’s just happened.”