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Benjamin
Proud
Great BritainGreat Britain, GBR
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 September 1994
Height
189 cm
Residence
Turkey
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first got in a swimming pool at age one.
Why this sport?
His family saw his potential when he took part in a swimming competition in Malaysia at age 14.
Club / Team
Energy Standard Swim Club [TUR] / Plymouth Leander [ENG]:
Name of coach
James Gibson [Energy]; Bill Furniss [national]

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General Interest

Nicknames
Ben (Facebook profile, 11 Apr 2018)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar. (dantemag.com, 01 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m butterfly at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (plymouthherald.co.uk, 24 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jon Rudd. (plymouthherald.co.uk, 29 Nov 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard in silence, let success be your noise." (Instagram profile, 10 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (airasia.com, 25 Feb 2017)
Other information
TIME ABROAD
His family moved to Malaysia when he was age five months, and he lived there until he was age 16. He hopes to return to Malaysia after his swimming career is over to train and work with local children. "Malaysia is my home, and forever will be." (thesundaily.my, 10 Sep 2017; straitstimes.com, 26 Jul 2017)

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