Nathan Adrian on the Road to the Olympics: Gold Medal Minute presented by

Gold Medal Minute presented by

Nathan Adrian, the 100 meter  freestyle Olympic Games defending champion, stays in his own lane on the ramp up to the Olympics.   That’s Adrian’s plan. That’s always been his plan.

With two Olympics under his belt, don’t count on this 4-time Olympic medalist to get rattled by Caeleb Dressel‘s 18.2 American and U.S. Open Record in the 50 yard freestyle.  Adrian’s comment in the video above — “Everyone’s at different points in their training” — could not be more true.

Dressel faces-off with Adrian at the Pro Swim Series in Orlando, but Dressel’s rested from SECs with NCAAs on the horizon.  Adrian’s banking hard work, with another intense altitude training cycle at the Olympic Training Center starting right after the event.

What are your predictions for Dressel vs Adrian in the 50 freestyle at the Orlando Pro Swim, other Pro Swim Series events, and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials?

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No predictions. Let’s see what happens. We’ll know more soon.


He is one among the only guys who can replicate fantastic racing on the 50 and 100 + help seriously 2 of the Us relays . I predict gently , humbly for Adrian : At O. Trials on the 50 free : 21.64 – On 100 free : 47.97 At Rio : he makes finals on both free sprint races . On the 50 free , he comes either 1st or second with a time of 21.20 . On the 100 free , he might well come first , but can end up 4th due to the presence of other solid sprinters … everything is possible . 100 free time in the final : 47,54 . He will be very… Read more »


Adrian goes a 21.5 at Trials for the top spot on the team. At Rio he picks up silver with 21.4, maybe a 21.3. I see Dressel picking up a 21.48 for bronze.


With Fratus on top of his game and if Cielo return to his old form a 21,40 high will be locked out of medal, there is a high chance something on the lines of 21,30 mid to medal

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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