If you missed Nathan Adrian, the 100 meters freestyle 2012 Olympic gold medalist, on NBC’s Tonight Show, see the video below.
Adrian, the lowkey Cal Bear, has been experiencing the Olympic Honeymoon period. With so much pre-Olympic attention on Franklin, Phelps and Lochte, Adrian is the one “other” swimmer who has emerged as a bright new star to the broader public (though the swimming community is not surprised).
Fan blogs liken him to a smart Keanu Reeves. Adrian’s mother is Chinese, from Hong Kong, and a nurse. His dad, James, is a retired nuclear engineer. With parents like that and a Berkeley education, Adrian’s got a good head on his shoulders, and with Coach Dave Durden behind him we can expect more speed and success in his swimming future.
TONIGHT SHOW – “MEAL OR NO MEAL” – STARRING NATHAN ADRIAN
Follow Adrian on Twitter (now with 135,000+ followers) for an upclose and personal look at his Olympic Honeymoon circuit. Adrian’s among the best Olympic tweeters. Here’s a taste:
School starts today in Berkeley! It feels weird not being there and going to classes
|50 m freestyle (long course)||21.46||Rome||July 31, 2009|
|100 m freestyle (long course)||47.52||London||August 4, 2012|
FUN FACT: Adrian’s Chinese middle name, Ghar-jun, means Little Pony.