Ben Proud wins two silvers at World Cup in China

Double Commonwealth champion Ben Proud landed two silver medals at the 2016 FINA World Cup leg in Beijing.

The Plymouth Leander swimmer swept to silvers in the 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle at the two-day meet in China.

Proud has made waves on the international stage this season. He finished fourth in the 50m Free on his Olympic debut in Rio.

And the 22-year old impressed again in Beijing, clocking the third fastest time of his career in the 50m Fly.

After a 23.50 heat swim, the Brit touched in 22.77 in the final with only South Africa’s Chad Le Clos faster on 22.14.

Proud clocks third fastest time of career in 50m Free

Proud’s second medal was also courtesy of the third fastest time of his career as he stopped the clock on 21.33 in the 50m Free final.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov took the spoils with a 21.06 effort.

Proud’s respective British records stand at 20.74 (50m Free) and 22.39 (50m Fly). Both were set at last year’s ASA National Winter Meet in Sheffield.

The next leg of the FINA World Cup 2016 series takes place in Dubai on 4 – 5 October.