Adrian Wins 50 Free In Record Time, Video Interview

Men’s 50 Freestyle – 2013 World Championship  Trials – as reported by swimswam editor-in-chief Braden Keith:

A big Cal 1-2 finish came in the men’s 50 free, as Nathan Adrian won in 21.47 to break the Meet Record and jump to the top of the world rankings, atoning for his miss at the Olympic Trials last year. After the race he said the key to not making the mistake again was to “swim faster”. Simple words, wise words.

He will be joined by his teammate Anthony Ervin, who was a 21.70 for 2nd place, and somehow got his hand into the wall ahead of Josh Schneider (21.87) and a tie between Cullen Jones and Jimmy Feigen at 21.88.

That’s an impressive 5 swimmers under 22 seconds in the same race; there’s 17 swimmers who have cleared that barrier worldwide, and almost a third of them now are Americans.

You can follow Nathan Adrian on Twitter here. 

All 2013 World Championship Trials news and results can be found here. 

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bobo gigi

Prediction: after Nathan Adrian has won the 50m free at Worlds, the USA unexpectedly changes its stance on fifties after which they are added in the Olympic schedule. At the 2016 US Olympic Trials the fifties are the first events to be filled. 😉 I almost commented after Adrian’s preliminary swim that there is no significant improvement coming even though he seemed to take it very easily. I’d have been so wrong! What a time. I would go as far as referring him to be a favourite at Worlds. I am also happy that Ervin got an opportunity for rematch at the world stage. He was very fast at the Olympic final but his miserable start ruined everything. Anthony, isn’t… Read more »


As for Adrian’s last comment I hope he is single.

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