Ben Proud Unleashes World’s Fastest 50 Free at British Championships

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Ben Proud swam the fastest 50 free so far in 2017 with a 21.32 to break the British Record by over two tenths of a second. Proud won the British Championships and swum inside the automatic qualification time for Budapest. Proud’s time also would have won gold at the Olympics last summer. Anthony Ervin won in Rio with a 21.40. Proud was fourth in that race behind Ervin, Florent Manaudou and Nathan Adrian. Proud has officially put the sprinting world on notice as he is ahead of Russia’s Vlad Morozov (21.44) and Australia’s Cameron McEvoy (21.55).

Proud broke his own British Record that he set at the Olympics last summer at 21.54. Proud was also one of the seven British swimmers that finished in fourth last summer and he will definitely put himself amongst the talks for a medal at the World Championships this summer.

Proud has officially qualified for his third World Championships with that swim in Sheffield on Saturday night. Proud ran away from the rest of the field as he won by almost a full second over second place Thomas Fannon (22.21) and Jack Thorpe (22.53). Lewis Burras (22.70), Miles Munro (22.75), Alexander Bowen (22.76), James Oxborrow (22.97) and Daniel Speers (22.98) also swam in the A-final.

Below is the race video uploaded by the user Jamoo000.

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5 years ago

Wawa Elbos Amar Zaidi wow

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5 years ago

I predict these things

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5 years ago

RIP m’y boy morozov

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5 years ago

ahaha ben proud est trop chaud wtf

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5 years ago

I bet he’s Proud!

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5 years ago

Murilo Gustineli se viu isso mano??? Pqp

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5 years ago
Reply to  Thadeu Cesar

Eita porra!!

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5 years ago

Bruno Machado Gonçalo Paquete

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5 years ago
Reply to  João Santos

Todo bombado

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5 years ago
Reply to  João Santos

Mesmo xD

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5 years ago

Where did this guy come from?

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blaise.vera0
5 years ago

has always been here

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5 years ago

Congratulations

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5 years ago

Wong Yu Hao

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5 years ago
Reply to  Sean Goh

Saw it live yesterday freaking OP

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Breaker12
5 years ago

Look out Aussies, England fastest in the 100 and 50 men’s freestyle looking forward to world champs and comm games.

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5 years ago

Edwina Ed….Ben Proud has started his Olympic career….yayyy….Francis Qiu…must be so happy…..

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5 years ago

Ben Rynjah

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5 years ago

He is Olympic champ

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5 years ago

Jack now that’s fast ?

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5 years ago

Go Ben! Do us Proud!