Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian had two strong swims in the 100-meter freestyle Tuesday, putting him in prime position to make the medal podium in Wednesday’s final.
Adrian was the fastest qualifier in the morning preliminaries and continued his fast swimming by posting the second-fastest time in the semifinals in 47.97 seconds. His prelim time was 48.19.
Australian James Magnussen was the fastest qualifier with a time of 47.63. Third seed was Cuba’s Hanser Garcia 48.04. World-record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Cesar Cielo of Brazil qualified fifth in 48.17. Cullen Jones did not make the final.