Nathan Adrian came close to repeating as a Gold medalist in the 100 Free but had to settle for the Bronze. The 3rd time Calympian did win his 2nd medal in Rio 2016. He finished with a time of 47.85.
Kyle Chalmers of Australia took the Gold with a time of 47.58. Pieter Timmers of Belgium took the Silver with a time of 47.80.
Adrian now has 4 Golds, a Silver, and a Bronze in his Olympic career.
Adrian barely made it to the semifinal on Tuesday morning with only the 16th best time in the prelim to grab the last semifinal berth. He assuaged any concern by posting the best time in the semifinal to advance to tonight’s final.
Unlike London 2012, Nathan Adrian will also race in the 50 Free in Rio 2016. He will then anchor the 4x100 Medley Relay for Team USA in the final swimming event of the Olympic games.
Calympians Medal Count:
(Through Men’s 100 Free)
3 Golds, 4 Silvers, 2 Bronze
Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly
Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay
Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Men’s 100 Free
Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay
Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back
Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back
Josh Prenot (USA) - Silver from Men’s 200 Breast