Nathan Adrian took home the bronze at the men’s 100m freestyle competition on Aug. 10. The amazing American athlete was expecting to win first place, but even his stellar performance wasn’t quite enough and he hit the wall third. We have all the details, right here.
This is so shocking! Nathan Adrian did an amazing job in the 100m men’s freestyle swimming competition on Aug. 10, but he only managed to snatch 3rd place. It was a fast lap, 50 meters each way and back. The final medal round included swimmers from host country Brazil, Great Britain, Canada and Belgium. The United States and Australia rounded out the field with both countries heavily favored to place on the podium as they each had two athletes in the race. Ultimately Australia’s Kyle Chalmers came out on top for the gold medal win with a time of 47.58, with Pieter Timmers from Belgium at his heels at 47.80 for silver, and finally the adorable Nathan for America taking bronze with a time of 47.85.
The United States has been dominating the Olympics in swimming at Rio, which is why Nathan coming in third is so surprising. Plus, he won the semi’s for the competition on Aug. 9. The medal count for the Americans nears 20 total in swimming alone while the next nearest competitors, China, Australia, Hungary and Great Britain all have 4 medals total in the pools of Brazil. This is still a big accomplishment for Nathan, who will take home his 6th medal overall!
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While Michael was not in this race, he has been absolutely killing it in Rio. Michael has picked up more gold medals in both individual events as wells as relays bringing his total medal count to 3 golds in Rio alone and 25 total medals in his Olympic career.
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