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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.