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James Guy lowers British 200m Freestyle record in Berlin

James Guy set a British record as he won double gold at the FINA World Cup leg in Berlin.

The double Olympic silver medallist clocked 1:42.22 to win the 200m Freestyle final at the Eurosportpark.

He also set the third fastest 400m Freestyle short course time of his career to win gold in 3:39.20.

Guy’s old 200m Free record stood at 1:42.93 from last December’s Duel In The Pool in Indianapolis, USA.

He finished second in the previous leg of the World Cup with a 1:43.72 effort in Chartres.

The 20-year old from Millfield made his Olympic debut in Rio this summer, winning silver medals with the 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley relay quartets.

He also finished fourth in the 200m Freestyle and seventh in the 400m Freestyle in Brazil.

Barrett and Proud also reach World Cup podium

English swimmers Adam Barrett and Ben Proud also won medals in Berlin.

Having set a British 100m Butterfly record three days ago, Barrett scooped silvers over 100m Fly and 100m Free, as well as 50m Fly bronze.

The Loughborough University swimmer touched in a PB 47.07 in the 100m Free, finishing behind Russia’s Vladimir Morozov (45.79).

Barrett’s 49.60 effort for 100m Fly silver was the second fastest of his career, behind his national record 49.31.

Just as at the previous World Cup leg in Chartres, South Africa’s Olympic silver medallist Chad Le Clos beat Barrett to the touch in 48.66.

The 24-year old’s third medal was courtesy of a PB 22.64 in the 50m Fly final, with Proud fourth on 22.69.

But Plymouth Leander swimmer Proud went one better to reach the podium in the 50m Free, tying for bronze with Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov on 21.15.

Proud made his Olympic debut in Rio last month, finishing fourth in the 50m Freestyle final.

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