sport

Jamieson picked for Istanbul

Michael Jamieson is the stellar name in a 19-strong Great Britain squad for next month's World Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul.

British Swimming have named sixteen members of the London 2012 Olympic team in the squad, including world silver medallist Hannah Miley and four-time world short course medallist Fran Halsall.

Other swimmers travelling to Turkey for the December 12-16 event include Olympic finalists Robbie Renwick, Jemma Lowe, Andrew Willis, Lizzie Simmonds and Sophie Allen.

Bath ITC's David McNulty, who will be the head coach for the competition, said: "Anytime our swimmers are up against the best in the world means it's an important event.

"Not everyone will be tapered and some swimmers will be in the hard stage of their training cycle, so they will have to swim tough but I know our swimmers will give their best on the day.

"We will go there as a strong team and give everything we can to the meet and it will be an exciting start to the new quadrennial cycle for the team."

Great Britain Gas GBR Swimming team: Craig Benson; Daniel Fogg; Michael Jamieson; Matthew Johnson; Ieuan Lloyd; Roberto Pavoni; Robbie Renwick; Chris Walker-Hebborn; Andrew Willis; Sophie Allen; Jazmin Carlin; Georgia Davies; Eleanor Faulkner; Fran Halsall; Georgia Hohmann; Jemma Lowe; Hannah Miley; Elizabeth Simmonds; Rebecca Turner.