Ben Proud is a World Champion sprinter in the 50m Butterfly and is also the first male British medallist in the 50m Freestyle blue riband event for more than ten years.
Proud (England) took gold in the Men's 50m Butterfly in a new British record time and is the first British man to even feature on the World Championship podium in that event since 2001 when Mark Foster took bronze. He also claimed bronze in the Men's 50m Freestyle, again the first British man to claim a medal in the event for 14 years.
Ben lowered the British records in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly on his way to the gold medals at the 2017 British Swimming Championships where he successfully booked himself onto the 2017 Worlds team.
Proud made his Olympic Games debut at Rio 2016 in the Men's 50m Freestyle final where he finished fourth and narrowly missed out on a medal.
In 2016 he secured double bronze at the LEN European Championships in the Men's 50m Freestyle and Butterfly held at the London Aquatics Centre.
After taking two senior titles at the 2015 British Championships in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly, Ben headed off to Kazan for the World Championships where he made the finals for both events respectively.
In 2014, still only 19 years old, Ben (England) won his first senior international medals, claiming the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly double on his Commonwealth debut for England at Glasgow 2014, then adding 50m Butterfly bronze and 4x100m Medley relay gold for Great Britain at his first European Championships the following month.
He carved his name in the history books three months later as he blew Mark Foster’s 10-year old British 50m Butterfly record out of the water, breaking it in the semis and final en route to his first British Swimming Championship title.
Ben was in the form of his life in Sheffield as he set further personal bests to claim 50m Freestyle silver and 100m Freestyle bronze and secured a spot on the team for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona where he finished 18th in the 50m Freestyle and 11th in the 50m Butterfly.
Having won European Junior Championship silver over 50m Butterfly the previous season, he was the top British sprinter at the inaugural British Gas International Meet in March 2013, winning 50m Fly gold and 50m Freestyle silver in Leeds.
|4x100m Men's Medley Relay||2015 - Kazan||3:30.90||4th|
|50m Freestyle||2016 - Rio||21.68||4th|
|100m Freestyle||2016 - Rio||49.14||29th|
|50m Freestyle||2017 - Budapest||21.43||Bronze|
|50m Butterfly||2017 - Budapest||22.75||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2015 - Kazan||22.04||8th|
|100m Freestyle||2015 - Kazan||49.35||23rd|
|50m Butterfly||2015 - Kazan||23.39||8th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2015 - Kazan||3:15.70||10th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2015 - Kazan||3:30.67||4th|
|50m Freestyle||2013 - Barcelona||22:31||18th|
|50m Butterfly||2013 - Barcelona||23.33||11th|
|50m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||21.92||Gold|
|100m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||50.06||9th|
|50m Butterfly||2014 - Glasgow||22.93||Gold|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2014 - Glasgow||3:16.37||Bronze|
|50m Freestyle||2016 - London||21.73||Bronze|
|100m Freestyle||2016 - London||50.02||37th|
|50m Butterfly||2016 - London||23.34||Bronze|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2016 - London||3:17.13||7th|
|50m Freestyle||2014 - Berlin||21.94||4th|
|100m Freestyle||2014 - Berlin||49.33||14th|
|50m Butterfly||2014 - Berlin||23.21||Bronze|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2014 - Berlin||3:31.73||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2017 - Sheffield||21.32||Gold|
|100m Freestyle||2017 - Sheffield||50.50||13th|
|50m Butterfly||2017 - Sheffield||22.80||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||21.73||Gold|
|100m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||48.72||Silver|
|50m Freestyle||2015 - London||21.99||Gold|
|100m Freestyle||2015 - London||48.83||Silver|
|50m Butterfly||2015 - London||23.51||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||22.31||Silver|
|100m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||49.54||Silver|
|50m Butterfly||2014 - Glasgow||23.42||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2013 - Sheffield||22.01||Silver|
|100m Freestyle||2013 - Sheffield||49.48||Bronze|
|50m Butterfly||2013 - Sheffield||23.10||Gold|
|50m Freestlye||2012 - London||23.42||27th|