Peaty and Proud win golds in LuxembourgJanuary 29, 2017
Adam Peaty and Ben Proud won sprint golds on day two of the 2017 Luxembourg Euro Meet.
Olympic champion Peaty topped the podium in the 50m Breaststroke. Meanwhile Proud won the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly double.
Peaty is competing in his first long course event since winning 100m Breaststroke gold on his Olympic debut in Rio last summer.
And the 22-year old looked sharp as he lowered the meet record with a 27.02 effort in the heats. A 27.11 effort in the final saw him claim the title.
Proud shines in fly and free
Proud’s first gold came in the butterfly as he backed up his 23.63 effort from the previous night’s heats to win in 23.35.
Adam Barrett recorded the sixth fastest swim of his career as he clocked 23.74 for bronze.
Plymouth Leander swimmer Proud claimed his second title in the 50m Free – the event in which he finished fourth on his Olympic debut last summer.
The English swimmer clocked 22.08 to finish 0.33 seconds clear of the field in the final.
Sarah Vasey and Molly Renshaw also won golds on a successful day for the English swimmers in Luxembourg.
Trio of medals for English men
Chris Walker-Hebborn, Luke Greenbank and Nick Grainger all won medals on day two.
Walker-Hebborn scooped silver in the 100m Backstroke, clocking 55.63 in the final, while Green Bank followed him home for bronze in 55.81.
Grainger finished third in the 200m Freestyle, touching in 1:48.68 behind Duncan Scott and Stephen Milne as Great Britain claimed a clean sweep of the podium.