Swimming: Hannah Miley 'chuffed' to win second medal

 

Hannah Miley's initial reaction to winning her second medal at the world short-course championships in Istanbul was "chuffed" but she later admitted she could have swum the 200m individual medley in a far better time.

Miley won bronze last night after claiming gold on the first night of competition, beating Olympic champion Yi Shiwen in the 400m individual medley. Given that longer race is Miley's specialist event, she was less likely to challenge Ye for gold.

"I'm so chuffed to come away with a medal there," she said. "That was probably going to be one of the hardest races here – I thought maybe I'd be fourth at the best, maybe fifth or sixth.

"I'm a little bit gutted with the time. I was hoping to do the same time I did at Euros because that felt absolutely amazing. But I can't knock getting a sneaky bronze – it's better than nothing."

The stand-out performer has been American Ryan Lochte, who broke his own world record to win the 200m individual medley on Saturday – his fourth title of the meeting.

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