Commonwealth Games 2014: Benjamin Proud Gives England First Gold in Swimming

Benjamin Proud set a new CWG record with 22:93 sec to win gold in the men's 50m butterfly category.

updated: July 26, 2014 10:24 IST
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England swimmer Benjamin Proud set a CWG record to claim gold.

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Glasgow: Benjamin Proud claimed England's first swimming gold of the Commonwealth Games and set a new Games record of 22:93sec in the process as he won the men's 50m butterfly on Friday. (CWG Day 2 Highlights | Medal Tally | Schedule)

South African veteran Roland Schoeman took silver with his teammate and 200m butterfly Olympic champion Chad le Clos in third. (CWG Day 2 wrap)

It was the second time in two days that Proud had beaten the Commonwealth record having also done so in qualifying on Thursday. (Bindra claims Gold | Silver for Malaika Goel)

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