James Guy and Ben Proud reach World Cup podium in DubaiOctober 6, 2016
James Guy and Ben Proud won two medals at the 2016 FINA World Cup leg in Dubai.
Both English swimmers walked away with a silver and a bronze from the two-day meet in the United Arab Emirates.
Guy had already won six medals – including four golds – from the opening three legs of the 2016 World Cup.
And the Millfield swimmer added to his tally with 200m Freestyle silver and 400m Freestyle bronze.
The 20-year old was just 0.59 seconds shy of the podium in the 200m Free, having lead through the opening 150m.
South Africa’s Dustin Brown overhauled Guy in the final stretch to win in 1:43.11.
But the Englishman’s 1:43.70 effort for silver was the fourth fastest short course time of his career. His British record lies at 1:42.22 from the Berlin leg of this year’s World Cup in August.
Guy’s other medal was courtesy of a 3:44.38 effort in the 400m Freestyle final. Brown took silver on 3:42.38 while Australia’s Bobby Hurley won in 3:41.94.
Proud continues form from fourth leg in Beijing
Proud was also looking to continue his form in Dubai, having won two silvers at the previous leg in Beijing.
The 22-year old lowered his times from China in all three of his main events.
He clocked 48.11 for fifth in the 100m Freestyle final before closing the opening day with a 22.76 effort for silver in the 50m Butterfly.
Proud returned on day two to take bronze in the 50m Freestyle in 21.25 – the third fastest short course time of his career.
The Plymouth Leander swimmer set all three of his British Short Course records at last year’s ASA National Winter Meet in Sheffield.
Lawrence Palmer reaches two finals in Dubai
Putteridge swimmer Lawrence Palmer was the third English swimmer in action in Dubai.
Palmer finished seventh in the 50m Breaststroke with a 27.38 effort in the final. He also made the 100m Breast final, touching eighth in 1:00.93.
The sixth leg of the 2016 FINA World Cup series take place in Doha, Qatar on 8 and 9 October.