Ben Proud burst onto the international scene with a set of stunning displays at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where he came away with gold medals in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly.
A bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay capped an impressive showing in Scotland before Proud took 50m butterfly bronze at the European Championships in Berlin a month later, as well as gold in the 4x100m medley.
At the Olympic Games in Rio, Proud finished fourth in the 50m freestyle but did not advance from the heats in the 100m.
He had claimed bronze in both 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly at the European Championships in London earlier that year.
More medal success arrived in 2017, with Proud winning the 50m butterfly at the World Championships in Budapest, as well as bronze in the 50m freestyle.
Then, in 2018, the Londoner set two new Commonwealth Games records – 21.45secs in the heats and 21.30 in the semi-finals – en route to winning 50m freestyle gold.
Proud also picked up silver in the men’s 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relays on Australia’s Gold Coast before following up that hearty medal haul with another 50m freestyle gold and 50m butterfly silver at the European Championships in Glasgow.