2022 EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (pool swimming)
- Rome, Italy
- Parco Del Foro Italico
- LCM (50m)
- Start Times
- Prelims: 9:00 am local / 3:00 am ET
- Finals: 6:00 pm local / 12:00 pm ET
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- Event Schedule
- Live Results
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- Day 7 Finals Heat Sheet
27-year-old Ben Proud of Great Britain made history tonight en route to winning gold in the men’s 50m freestyle at the 2022 European Championships.
With his title here in Rome, Proud becomes the first man ever to become World Champion, Commonwealth Games Champion and European Champion in the same event in the same year.
Tonight, Proud got it done for gold in a time of 21.58 after setting himself as the 2nd seeded swimmer out of the heats with a time of 21.78 followed by a top-seeded semi-final outing of 21.40.
With his 21.58 clocking this evening, Proud shimmied to the wall just .02 ahead of silver medalist Leonardo Deplano of Italy while Greek swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev produced a time of 21.75 for bronze.
Proud had already taken the 2022 World Championships 50m freestyle crown in a time of 21.32 while his Commonwealth Games victory came in a mark of 21.36. As such, tonight’s performance ranks 3rd out of the trifecta of gold medals.
Ben Proud‘s Personal Top 10 Best LCM 50 Freestyle Performances
|21.11||08/08/18||European Championships 2018|
|21.16||29/06/18||Sette Colli 2018|
|21.30||09/04/18||Commonwealth Games 2018|
|21.32||22/04/17||British Swimming Championships 2017|
|21.32||24/06/22||19th FINA World Championships|
|21.34||09/08/18||European Championships 2018|
|21.35||10/04/18||Commonwealth Games 2018|
|21.36||03/08/22||Commonwealth Games 2022|
|21.40||16/08/22||European Aquatics Championship|
|21.42||17/04/21||British Swimming Selection Trials 2021|
|21.42||23/06/22||19th FINA World Championships|