Ben Proud Sprints to 50 Fly Gold; Caeleb Dressel Fourth

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Great Britain got its second gold of the night with Ben Proud in the 50 butterfly A-final. Proud went 22.75 to win the gold medal in the 50 fly to just miss the championship record of 22.67 from Milorad Cavic set in 2009. Proud wins his first individual medal at either the Olympics or World Championships.

Brazil’s Nicholas Santos (22.79) and Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov (22.84) also picked up individual medals in the race. Those three out-swam American Caeleb Dressel (22.89) and Singapore’s Joseph Schooling (22.95) who placed fourth and fifth.

Brazil’s Henrique Martins (23.14), Ukraine’s Andrii Khloptsov (23.31) and American Tim Phillips (23.38) also swam in the A-final.

Proud’s swim is the first time anyone from Great Britain has medaled in the event since 2001 when Mark Foster was third.

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3 comments

  1. Shaheen Alghofari

    Betsy Perry bet you’re pleased . I’m shocked ngl

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    ohh yeah hes gonna get 9 gold medals..blah blah….the struggle is real……stop the HYPE until he actually wins an ind medal…….just saying…