Island Games 2015: Guernsey's Miles Munro targets personal bests

Miles Munro
Miles Munro won gold for Great Britain in the 4x100m at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing last year

Guernsey swimmer Miles Munro says he is aiming to break his personal bests at this summer's Island Games.

The 18-year-old sprinter, who won gold at last year's Youth Olympics in China and is a former British junior champion, has won five relay golds for Guernsey at the last two Games.

"I hope to be around my personal bests," he told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"I'm going to be in hard training, so I'm not going to be doing massive PBs, but I think I've come a long way."

Munro won Guernsey Sports' Commission's Outstanding Performer award for 2014 and also broke the island 50m butterfly record at last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but has yet to win an individual medal at the Island Games.

"I really wanted to swim in the Island Games, I love the competition. The Isle of Wight and Bermuda were both amazing, just the atmosphere at an Island Games is unlike anything else," he said.

"The atmosphere you get from it is such a high level, it feels there are way more people cheering than competitions like the European juniors and even the Youth Olympics.

"It really gives you that international experience, so it's pretty invaluable."

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