Ben Proud wins European Short Course silverDecember 15, 2017
Ben Proud won Great Britain’s second medal of the 2017 European Short Course Championships with 50m Freestyle silver in Copenhagen.
Following on from Adam Peaty’s 50m Breaststroke bronze on the opening night, Proud clocked a British record to reach the podium in Denmark.
Having already lowered his national marker to 20.70 in the semi finals, the Plymouth Leander swimmer clocked 20.66 in the final.
Only Russia’s Vladimir Morozov could go faster than the English swimmer. He touched in a Championship record 20.31 to take top spot on the podium.
The result brings Proud his third major medal of the season having won 50m Fly gold and 50m Free bronze at the World Championships in Budapest earlier this year.
Peaty books spot in 100m Breaststroke final
Peaty was in action again on day three, securing his spot in the 100m Breaststroke final.
The Olympic champion set a PB and British record 56.24 to win his semi-final, progressing behind Russia’s Kirill Prigoda.
Prigoda, who won silver in the 50m Breast, set a European record 56.02 to book lane four for tomorrow’s final.
Jocelyn Ulyett was the only other English swimmer involved in the third finals session of the Championships.
The Loughborough University swimmer placed 13th overall in the 100m Breaststroke. Ulyett clocked 1:05.94 in the semis, having set a PB 1:05.77 in the morning heats.
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