Ben Proud Just Misses Games Record En Route To 50 Free Gold

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After taking the Commonwealth meet record down to a 21.40 and 21.30 through prelims and semi-finals, respectively, England’s Ben Proud grabbed gold in the splash and dash event with a 21.35 in the finals.

While it was just a bit off his record setting performance yesterday in semis, Proud still bested the field by almost half a second. Closest to him was South Africa’s Brad Tandy, who ended with the silver in 21.81, while Australia’s Cam McEvoy picked up his first individual medal of the meet with a bronze (21.91).

Just outside of the medals was England’s David Cumberlidge (22.00), followed by Canada’s Yuri Kisil (22.03), Australian’s James Magnussen (22.05) and James Roberts (22.15), and England’s Thomas Fannon (22.25).

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