Ben Proud on Staying at the Top Level of Sprinting Consistently


Reported by Loretta Race.


Although last week was the lightning round skins format of the stroke 50’s, the winner there in Monaco, Bruno Fratus of Brazil, collected another gold here.

Punching a time of 21.78, Fratus was slightly off his final mark of 21.49 from Monaco but was still speedy enough to hold off British national record holder Ben Proud.

Proud produced 21.89 for silver while Andrew secured his 2nd medal of the night with a 22.06 for bronze.

Andrew has been as fast as 21.45 this season, which slotted him as the #2 swimmer in the world this season behind teammate Caeleb Dressel. Fratus’ swim from Monaco inserted him as the 3rd fastest performer while Proud remains 10th with his 21.72 time from the Edinburgh International meet.

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Christopher DeBari
1 year ago

Hes got such a scrawny build

1 year ago

Kind of a bold headline for someone who has just 1 bronze medal total in the 50 free at worlds/OGs

Reply to  Pvdh
1 year ago
  • Also 50 fly champion in 17
  • 21.11 in LCM and 20.40 SCM pb’s.
  • Since 2015 making finals in the 50 free at big meets.

Is he as good as Dressel? No. Has he been consistently at the top for the last 7 years? Yes.

Reply to  Coleman Hodges
1 year ago

1 bronze medal.

NornIron Swim
Reply to  Pvdh
1 year ago

Boring. Stop trolling.

Reply to  NornIron Swim
1 year ago

Can a simple fact be trolling? Odd

Reply to  Pvdh
1 year ago

Did you miss the reply from Lopez?

Games Juy
Reply to  Pvdh
1 year ago

Didn’t he win short course worlds last year?

Last edited 1 year ago by Games Juy

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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