Adrian Wins 100m Freestyle Gold

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01:  Nathan Adrian of the United States celebrates after he won the Final of the Men's 100m Freestyle on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 1, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    With just one-hundredth of a second to spare, Nathan Adrian is the United States’ newest golden boy. In the closest races of the London Olympics, Adrian won gold in the 100-meter freestyle after out-touching Australia’s James “The Missile” Magnussen by the smallest of margins. Adrian finished the sprint in 47.52 seconds; Magnussen completed in 47.53. Brent Hayden of Canada secured the bronze.

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