Lewis Burras was crowned sprint king of the British Swimming Championships after defeating the man he then praised for playing an influential role on his promising career.
He stormed his way to the Men’s 50m Freestyle title at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in a FINA World Championships consideration time.
Burras set a new personal best with a brilliant second half of the race to fly past Ben Proud, who had got off to a fantastic start and looked like he would take the gold medal.
Winchester’s Burras had other ideas, however, as he found an extra gear to top the podium in 21.77 – 0.14 seconds ahead of Proud.
Wycombe District’s Adam Barrett took the bronze medal in 22.52.
Burras, who also won the 100m Freestyle gold, was quick to praise Proud for the role he has had on his career.