Gold and a Games record for Miley

PICTURE BY SWPIX.COM - Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships 2013 - Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain - 04/08/13 - Great Britain's Hannah Miley competes in the Women's 400m Individual Medley Heats.
PICTURE BY SWPIX.COM - Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships 2013 - Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain - 04/08/13 - Great Britain's Hannah Miley competes in the Women's 400m Individual Medley Heats.

Aberdeenshire swimmer Hannah Miley won Scotland’s first gold medal in the pool on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old from Inverurie produced a record-breaking performance in the 400m medley in front of an ecstatic crowd in Glasgow,

She edged out England’s Aimee Willmott and smashed her own Games record in a time of 4min 31.76sec.

Miley had already broken the record in her heat earlier in the day.

The jubilant swimmer said: “I literally couldn’t feel my legs in the last 50 metres so when I touched the wall I was hoping and praying that I could beat my fastest time of the season.”