Ben Proud Goes Fifth All-Time In 50 Free: British 200IM Record For Duncan Scott

Ben Proud: Photo Courtesy: Mine Kasapoglu / ISL

Ben Proud went fifth all-time in the 50 free and Duncan Scott also rewrote the British record books on day one of the ISL final in Eindhoven.

Proud claimed a clear victory in the 50 free in 20.40 – 0.56secs ahead of second-placed Kyle Chalmers and his 20.96 – to earn maximum points for Energy Standard.

It was a national record by some distance as he sliced a 0.24 chunk from his previous mark of 20.64, set last month in playoff match three.

With that Proud, who is coached by Mark Skimming at the University of Bath, became the fifth-fastest man in history with the joint ninth-fastest performance of all time.

It also propelled him to third European all-time behind only Florent Manaudou (20.26) and Vladimir Morozov (20.31)


20.16: Caeleb Dressel, 2020 ISL Final

20.26: Florent Manaudou, 2014 World Short-Course Championships

20.30: Roland Schoeman, 2009 South African National Championships

20.31: Vladimir Morozov, 2019 European Short-Course Championships

20.40: Ben Proud, 2021 ISL Final

Scott came to the pool for the next men’s final where he took apart the rest of the field for victory by almost two seconds in 1:51.53.

The Olympic silver medallist sliced 0.13 from his British record of 1:51.66 set at the 2020 ISL and elevated him to joint ninth all-time alongside Andrew Seliskar.


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