Nathan Adrian Talks about Breaking Matt Biondi’s 100 Free Record

  10 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | January 19th, 2013 | Arena Pro Swim Series, Featured, News

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Men’s 100 Free

Nathan Adrian dropped another one-up on his newfound Australian rival James Magnussen by posting a 48.32 win in this 100 free; that swim just edged out Magnussen’s 48.39 from earlier in the day (at the BHP Aquatic Super Series) as the fastest time in the world early in 2013, though both swims are quite impressive for January.

For Adrian, that not only dropped a Meet Record, but it also took down a legendary Pool Record from all the way back in 1988 – one owned by another Cal Bear, Matt Biondi, at 48.42. Biondi’s swim stood as the American Record for over a decade, so this is no small-change pool mark at the Texas Swim Center.

Texas post grad and volunteer assistant Ricky Berens was the only other swimmer under 50 seconds in the race, as he took a runner-up spot in 49.35; that won him the $300 second-place prize and knocked his teammate Jimmy Feigen to 3rd in 50.01.

Matt Grevers was next in line in 50.01, followed by Anthony Ervin (50.49). Ryan Lochte won the B-Final in 51.09.

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    Awesome. Nathan is a class act.

  2. Truthbetold says:


  3. Truthbetold says:

    Omg those girls are stalking Nathan and disguising themselves as swim bloggers.. Kray Kray!

  4. Truthbetold says:

    They are not hilarious. Do not call yourselves “swim bloggers” if you are going to focus and stalk one swimmer only. What happened to Anthony Ervin? You didn’t even announce who won the 50 free which just goes to show you don’t even care about the sport of swimming, just stalking Nathan Adrian. Just be honest and call yourselves a Nathan Adrian stalker blog. It’s pretty obvious! And that one with the creepy eyes. If I was Nathan, I’d check under my bed every time I came home, just to make sure she wasn’t hiding there with a laundry bag full of my used speedos.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do your research buddy, they talk about Anthony Ervin just as much as Nathan Adrian. Anthony is their ‘favorite person on this Earth’. As you would see if you bothered to watch their videos, they know a hell of a lot about swimming and the athletes, so what if they comment that Nathan is attractive.

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    Awesome swimmer, awesome swim, awesome video! Love seeing E&C with Anthony and Nathan. Nice work Mel!

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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