Category Archives: Nathan Adrian

Busy week ahead for Nathan Adrian with autograph signing and Leno appearance

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian will be holding a meet and great and autograph session at the Verizon store in Silverdale, 10516 Silverdale Way NW, Ste 110D, Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Adrian became Kitsap’s most decorated Olympian earlier this month when he won two gold medals and a silver at the London Olympics. He won his first individual gold in the 100-meter freestyle.

Adrian will also be on the main stage of the Kitsap County Fair on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. for his official homecoming. He will then head over to Gene Lobe Field for pregame ceremonies for the Babe Ruth World Series Championship game and at 7 p.m. at the Xtreme Bulls event at the Kitsap County Stampede.

On Thursday, Adrian will fly to Los Angeles for taping of the Jay Leno Show. The show will air at 11:30 p.m.

Nathan Adrian set to make appearances at fair, Babe Ruth World Series & rodeo

Bremerton native and Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian is scheduled to be feted on the Main Stage at the Kitsap County Fair Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.

Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent will be among several dignitaries honoring Adrian, who won two gold medals and a silver in London earlier this month.

Adrian will then head over to Gene Lobe Field at the Fairgrounds for the Babe Ruth World Series to be honored again at 5:30 p.m.

He will then be at the Xtreme Bulls competition at the rodeo fairgrounds at 7 p.m.

And if you can’t wait for next week, here’s a couple videos of Nathan talking about his Olympics experience.

Adrian enjoying London post-swimming

Now that swimming is over at the Olympics, many athletes — including Bremerton gold medalist Nathan Adrian — have hit the streets to take in the sights in Ol’ London Town as well as its nightlife.

Nathan and his family were able to get together and hang out for a day. That was in-between stopping by the NBC studio to appear on The Today Show with fellow swimmers Allison Schmitt, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, Brendan Hansen and Matt Grevers.

And for a guy who likes to fly under the radar, that has changed as well.

Nathan hit a couple hot spots with teammates and is now among the paparazzi’s favorite targets. He’s been interviewed and photographed for Us Magazine, USA Today, PopSugar.com and Socialite Life.

Even with his new-found fame, Nathan still can’t get his name spelled right. Following his gold-medal anchor leg in the 400-meter medley relay, his name plate at the post-race news conference read “Nathan Adrain.”

Ah well, at least he can enjoy his two golds and silver medals he won last week.

“I’m still riding high. It hasn’t fully set in and sometimes I get waves of it,” Adrian said in an interview with Us Magazine. “Whether it’s looking on Twitter or CNN and seeing the Olympics in general, or seeing the medal count and knowing I had a part in that — it’s really cool.”

Nathan Adrian wins second gold medal

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian left little doubt as to who was going to win the 400-meter medley relay.

Adrian, getting the lead from Michael Phelps after 300 meters, jumped in the pool and crushed the rest of the field to help lead the United States to a gold medal at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London.

Adrian’s time of 46.85 seconds was his personal fastest split. He won the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday in 47.52. Adrian also earned a silver in the 400-meter relay last Sunday.

The win gives Phelps a record 22 medals, 18 golds.

Adrian wins gold in 100 free

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian, possibly overlooked by some in the conversation for best sprinter in the world, isn’t overlooked anymore.

Adrian, a 2006 Bremerton High and 2012 California grad, won the gold medal in a lifetime best 47.52 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle Wednesday afternoon at the Olympic Aquatic Center in London.

Adrian out-touched world champion James Magnussen of Australia at the wall by .001 seconds. Magnusson, known as the Missile and the pre-race favorite, finished in 47.53.

It’s the first individual Olympic gold for the 23-year-old in a loaded final that included the best sprinters in the world. It’s the first gold medal for the U.S. since Matt Biondi won in 1988.

Adrian easily moves into 100 free finals

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.

Adrian tops prelim swim in 100 free

Continuing his fast swim from Sunday’s 400-meter freestyle relay leg, Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian was the fastest qualifier in the 100 freestyle early Tuesday morning at the Olympic Aquatic Center in London.

Adrian’s time of 48.19 for the top seed heading into the semifinals. His time was close to his textile-best 48.05 from the 2011 World Championships. Adrian swam the lead-off leg in the 400 free relay in a time of 47.89 to help Team USA win a silver medal.

South Africa’s Gideon Louw was second in prelims in 48.29, followed by Netherlands’ Sebastiaan Verschuren (48.37), Australia’s James Magnussen qualified fourth (48.38). Also making the top eight were Canada’s Brent Hayden (48.53), Cayman Island’s Brett Fraser (48.54), Belgium’s Pieter Timmers (48.54) and Russia’s Nikita Lobintsev (48.60).

Other semifinalists include Team USA’s Cullen Jones (48.61), who qualified 10th, and defending Olympic bronze medalist and world-record holder Cesar Cielo of Brazil tied with Poland’s Konrad Czerniak in 48.67. France’s Yannick Agnel (48.93), Fabien Gilot (48.95), Cuba’s Hanser Garcia (48.97) and Cayman Island’s Shaune Fraser (49.99) also qualified.

The semifinals will be shown at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday live at NBCOlympics.com. It will be re-broadcast during NBC’s tape delayed coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.

Adrian leads U.S. to silver medal

Nathan Adrian swam a spectacular opening leg in the finals of the 400-meter freestyle relay Sunday.

It just wasn’t enough to defend the gold.

Adrian and his American teammates finished silver in 3 minutes, 10.38 seconds. France came from behind, just like the Americans did to France in 2008 in Beijing, to win in 3:09.93. Russia won the bronze in 3:11.41. Pre-race favorite Australia finished off the podium in fourth.

Adrian led-off the race in 47.89 giving the U.S. the lead, which it held thanks to a remarkable split by Michael Phelps (47.15) and Cullen Jones (47.60). Lochte swam the anchor in 47.74, but France’s Yannick Agnel swam out of this world in 46.74, passing him in the final few meters.

While the loss was disappointing for the Americans, it does set up an interesting 100 freestyle which begins Tuesday.

Adrian’s time was good enough for third-fastest in the world this year, right behind Australia’s James Magnussen and James Roberts. Adrian has said getting on the podium to add to the medal haul by the U.S. has been his only goal. Magnussen’s time of 48.03 and Roberts’ time of 48.09 from the relay would likely leave them off the podium come Wednesday’s final.

Confirmed: Adrian to leadoff 400 free relay

UPDATE: It’s been confirmed that Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian will leadoff the heavily anticipated 400 freestyle relay final Sunday.

He will be followed by Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte. The U.S. will have to go sub-48 in all four splits if it wants a chance to claim the gold against the Australians, the favorites and top seed.

UPDATE: Initial Twitter traffic has Nathan Adrian swimming the lead-off leg in the 400 freestyle relay, followed by Cullen Jones, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

According to an earlier report by Lochte’s agent, the superstar was said to be swimming the anchor leg, but that report has since been pulled back. The final can be seen live during swimming coverage at 11:22 a.m. at NBCOlympics.com.

The team has not officially been announced.

Check back for an update when the team is named.

Nathan Adrian set to swim in relay final Sunday morning

The United States’ 400-freestyle relay had the second-fastest preliminary time early Sunday morning at the London Olympics.

Nathan Adrian and Cullen Jones are guaranteed spots in the finals, which can be seen live at NBCOlympics.com at 11:30 a.m.

The preliminary team of Matt Grevers, Jason Lezak, Jimmy Feigen and Ricky Berens finished in 3 minutes, 12.59 seconds, finished second behind Australia in the same heat in 3:12.29.

Aussie superstar James Magnusson swam the anchor, which could mean he will swim against Adrian in the final. USA Swimming hasn’t announced the four final swimmers, but Adrian has swam in the anchor position at the last two major international competitions.