BBC Sport - Commonwealth Games 2018: England's Ben Proud disqualified in 50m butterfly heats

England's Proud disqualified in 50m butterfly

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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