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Brown beats Proud to British title for second time in Glasgow

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: April 15, 2014

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Adam Brown on his way to victory over Ben Proud on Tuesday. Picture: PA

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British record holder Adam Brown won his third consecutive men’s 50 metres freestyle title at the British Gas Swimming Championships with a time of 22.27 seconds, just beating Plymouth Leander’s Ben Proud into second place in Glasgow on Tuesday night – as he did in the men’s 100m final.

Leander’s Jack Smith won the junior men’s 50m freestyle final, Joe Hulme was second in the junior men’s 200m individual medley, while their club-mate Danielle Baker was third in the junior women’s 50m backstroke final.

In other senior events, teenager Lauren Quigley broke the English record in the women's 50m backstroke to clinch her second gold medal of the meeting.

The 19-year-old touched home in 27.90 seconds – 0.09 ahead of British record holder Georgia Davies – while Fran Halsall set a personal best of 28.04 to add a second bronze medal to her three golds in the final session of the six-day event.

Quigley had earlier won the 200m and finished second behind Davies in the 100m.

Roberto Pavoni completed a hat-trick of golds with victory in the men's 200m individual medley, while Jazz Carlin followed up her victory in the women's 800m freestyle 24 hours earlier with a dominant victory in the 400m.

The Welsh swimmer retained her title with a race of 4:04.68 minutes. Aimee Willmott recorded a personal best of 4:08.98 in silver and Ellie Faulkner took bronze ahead of Scot Hannah Miley.

England’s Daniel Fogg recorded his third sub-15 minute race in the men's 1500m freestyle to finish in 14:59.86, almost 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Jay Lelliott.

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