Plymouth's Ben Proud has found glory after his devastating disqualification on Day 1 of the Commonwealth Games. He retained his title in the 50m freestyle final.
The 23-year-old led from the outset and throughout, finishing just under 0.5 seconds clear of South African Bradley Tandy in second place. Australian Cameron McEvoy claimed bronze.
Proud's Plymouth Leander teammate Thomas Fannon also participated in the race, but wasn’t able to replicate his countrymen’s successes, as he finished eighth.
Ben Proud’s triumph doubled his medal tally at Gold Coast 2018, following on from Team England’s silver medal-worthy swim in the 4x200m relay on Friday 6 April.
Ben Proud's win has been celebrated on Twitter.
Ben Proud has high hopes for his chances in Birmingham 2022