Ben Proud completes sprint double at Golden Tour meet

Ben Proud completed his sprint double with 50m Freestyle gold on the final day of the FFN Golden Tour Meet in Marseille.

Having landed the 50m Fly title on the opening night, Proud clocked 21.74 to take the touch in the 50m Free.

Nearest rival Damian Wierling was more than half a second back on 22.44 for silver.

Proud’s effort was a season’s best and his first time under 22 seconds since finishing fourth at his maiden Olympic Games last summer.

Faulkner scoops second medal in 400m Free

Eleanor Faulkner also landed a second medal on day three in France, taking bronze in the 400m Freestyle.

Ellie Faulkner bronze 400m Free FFN Golden Tour Marseille

The City of Sheffield swimmer had already won 200m Freestyle bronze in France, clocking her fastest time outside a British Champs in the process.

And she clocked 4:11.81 to add a second medal, finishing behind Hungary’s European champion Boglarka Kapas (4:06.14) and triple Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu (4:07.18).

A trio of young Brits made the ‘A’ final of the 200m Backstroke. Ellesmere College Titans’ Ellinor Southward was best of the three, finishing in 2:17.23 for fourth. Plymouth’s Tegan Drew was sixth in 2:19.05 while City of Sheffield’s Lily Boseley was seventh in 2:19.32.

Meanwhile, Wycombe’s Emilia Sansome also impressed over 200m Back with a PB 2:18.80 effort to finish second in the ‘B’ final.

In other events, Rachael Kelly was sixth in the 100m Butterfly in 59.74 while RTW Monson’s Annabel Guye-Johnson set a PB 1:10.53 to win the ‘B’ final of the 100m Breaststroke.

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