Result: Ben Proud finishes fourth in 50m freestyle

Result: Proud finishes fourth in 50m freestyle
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Team GB's Ben Proud manages a fourth-place finish in the men's 50m freestyle final.

Team GB swimmer Ben Proud has taken fourth place in a highly-competitive men's 50m freestyle final.

The 21-year-old Commonwealth champion finished with a time of 21.68s, 0.19s behind Team USA's Nathan Adrian, who claimed bronze with 21.49s.

The US also had top spot on the podium as 35-year-old Anthony Ervin edged out France's Florent Manaudou by just one hundredth of a second to become the oldest ever Olympic champion in the pool.

Last night Proud had qualified for the semi-finals by setting a new British record of 21.54s.

Earlier this week Proud missed out on a chance at competing for a medal in the 100m free, dropping out of the event at the qualifying stage.

Benjamin Proud looks on after winning the Men's 50m Butterfly Final on day two of the British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow on April 11, 2014
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