Inverurie’s own swimming star Hannah Miley insists she will take the positives from the FINA World Aquatic Championship’s after narrowly missing out on a medal.
Hannah finished fourth on the final day in Russia, competing in her favoured 400m Individual Medley.
Hannah was contesting the 400m IM final for the fourth consecutive World Championships, having won silver in 2011 before slipping to fifth at the last Worlds in Barcelona two years ago.
And while the Commonwealth champion sliced more than a second off her heats time, she found herself two seconds off the podium pace as she came home in 4:34.79 behind Canada’s bronze medallist Emily Overholt in 4:32.52, with Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu claiming gold in 4:30.39 and USA’s Maya Di Rado silver in 4:31.71
Speaking after the race, Hannah said: “My time at the Commonwelth Games would have definitely got me in amongst the medals there but it’s one of those things where you just have to park it and move on to next year.
“The heat wasn’t as quick as what I wanted it to be so I might have swum too many events this week.
“The main focus is Rio though – fourth is better than where I finished in Barcelona so that’s one positive.”