Nathan Adrian, Tonight Show, Meal or No Meal

  14 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | August 24th, 2012 | Featured, Industry, Lifestyle, News

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.


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:

Check it out @rickyberens and @brendanhansen now I can fit in with you Texas boys! #cowboyboots

School starts today in Berkeley! It feels weird not being there and going to classes #graduatedstudentproblems

Event Time Venue Date
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.

See the Nathan Adrian Photo Fishbowl vault here. 

Follow Nathan Adrian on Twitter here. 

Fan Nathan Adrian on Facebook here. 

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14 Comments on "Nathan Adrian, Tonight Show, Meal or No Meal"

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4 years 1 month ago

I really enjoy his tweets, he’s a great guy and I still get goosebumps when I see his race! It was one of the most exciting finishes ever. Also, his reaction to the winning was priceless, very moving.

I hope he get more endorsements, he deserves it. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the near future =)

4 years 1 month ago

Adrian presently has endorsements with Speedo and “Got Chocolate Milk”. He has a street to be named after him in his hometown of Bremerton, WA. See

4 years 1 month ago

That’s awesome!

4 years 1 month ago

Watching Nathan Adrian swim in the 100 free final was the highlight of my viewing experience. He had an amazing race and won it with a fantastic finish down the last five strokes and out touched his competition. Awesome race!! Fun to watch!!

4 years 1 month ago

Just wait to see Nathan in the 50 meter free… It will have been two years in 2013 since his last big race in the 50. He will have alot of motivation for an outstanding performance.

Jean Michel
4 years 1 month ago

Great shining swimmer ! I was waiting since pan packs 2010 for a great win . Didn’t expect it would have happened in London against Magnussen . Well deserved Nathan . Great job .

4 years 1 month ago

Not going to lie, the girl doing the animal noises was hot.

4 years 1 month ago
4 years 1 month ago

Another artcile after street is named for Adrian!


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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