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Nathan Adrian at Golden Globes, Austin GP up next

January 13th, 2013 by Annette Griffus

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian attended the Golden Globes Sunday in Hollywood, mixing with fellow gold medal-winning swimmers like Rebecca Soni, Ricky Berens and Eric Shanteau.

Adrian also attended a Gold Meets Golden (Globes) pre-party that also included Natalie Coughlin and Missy Franklin, who will swim at California next year. Both Adrian and Coughlin are Cal alums. Here’s a nice set of pics from Nathan Adrain Online, a fan page.

Here’s a couple pictures of Nathan (albeit blurry) from the Golden Globes. And from an after-party in Beverly Hills with friend Natalie Coughlin.

OK, enough of that.

While it looks like Nathan is having a grand time partying it up, he’s ever the competitor and I know he’ll be ready to race this weekend.

Nathan will be swimming in the Austin Grand Prix in Texas, the first long-course event for the 24-year-old since he won two golds and a silver at the London Olympics last summer.

His first event is the 100-meter freestyle (the same event he won his first individual gold) which is Friday. Prelims are 7 a.m. (Pacific Time) with the finals at 4 p.m. Nathan is the top seed with a time of 47.52 and will be up against Garrett Weber-Gale, Jimmy Feigen, Matt Grevers (his roommate in London), Berens, Ryan Lochte and Anthony Ervin (his training partner at Cal).

Saturday is the 50 free. Ervin is the top seed in that event (21.60), while Nathan is seeded second (21.68).

Here’s a link to the psych sheet. Universal Sports is broadcasting the meet, so check local listings for time and coverage. Also, USA Swimming is webcasting as well.

It should be a fun meet as it’s always interesting to see where swimmers are in their training post-Olympics.

I’ll post more updates this week so be sure to check back.

 

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Annette Griffus has covered swimming since 2001, from age-group to high school and the Olympics.

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