BBC Sport - Commonwealth Games 2018: England's Ben Proud disqualified in 50m butterfly heats
England's Proud disqualified in 50m butterfly
- From the section Commonwealth Games
English Commonwealth and world champion Ben Proud is controversially disqualified after winning his 50m butterfly heat in what would have been a Commonwealth Games record time of 22:84 seconds.
Proud appealed against the decision but the disqualification was upheld.
"Unfortunately before the start signal I was judged to have moved my leg and the referee deemed this enough for a disqualification," he said.
"I really wanted to come into the competition to retain both my titles and to have that opportunity taken away in the first heat is heart breaking."
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