Commonwealth Games: Freestyle bronze for Steel City swimmer, Ellie Faulkner

England's Ellie Faulkner. PIC: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft
England's Ellie Faulkner. PIC: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft
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Sheffield’s Ellie Faulkner took bronze for England in the women’s 400m freestyle on the Gold Coast today.

Holly Hibbot grabbed silver and Australia’s Ariarne Titmus won Commonwealth gold in a Games record of four minutes 00.93 seconds.

Bronze and gold-medal winners, Ellie Faulkner and Australia's Ariarne Titmus. PIC: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

Bronze and gold-medal winners, Ellie Faulkner and Australia's Ariarne Titmus. PIC: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

Meanwhile, England’s Ben Proud successfully defended his men’s 50 metres freestyle title with another blisteringly fast swim.

Proud, who was disqualified in the 50m butterfly, set Games records in the heat and in the semi-final and clocked 21.35 seconds to take gold ahead of South Africa’s Bradley Tandy and Cameron McEvoy of Australia.