Ben Proud lands 50m Freestyle silver at World Cup in Tokyo

Ben Proud scooped 50m Freestyle at the penultimate leg of the FINA World Cup 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

The English swimmer clocked 21.25 in the final to finish behind Russia’s Vladimir Morozov (20.73).

The result brought Proud his ninth medal of the FINA World Cup this year.

He also reached either the 50m Free or 50m Fly podium at legs in Singapore, Doha, Dubai, Beijing and Berlin.

Proud’s performances have come on the back of an encouraging Olympic debut at Rio 2016 this summer.

The Plymouth Leander swimmer finished fourth in the 50m Freestyle in Brazil, touching just 0.19 seconds shy of the podium positions.

Guy and Vasey in action in Tokyo

Millfield’s James Guy and City of Derby’s Sarah Vasey were also in action in Tokyo.

Guy clocked 3:43.83 to finish fifth over 400m Freestyle before placing sixth in the 200m Free in 1:44.63.

Vasey had a top finish of 13th over the two-day meet, courtesy of a 31.50 effort in the 50m Breaststroke heats.