Nathan Adrian eases into 100 free semifinals

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian qualified for the semifinals of the 100-meter freestyle after finishing third in the final heat of the prelims at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona early Wednesday morning.

Adrian, of Bremerton, finished in 48.93 seconds and is seeded 12th. James Magnussen of Australia was the top qualifier 47.71.

The evening session in Barcelona begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday and can be found live streaming here.