Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian (born December 7, 1988) is an American swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle (short course) events.
In his Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Adrian swam in the heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and earned a gold medal when the United States team won in the final. Four years later, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Adrian won gold medals in both the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley relay, and a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He has won a total of fifteen medals in major international competition, twelve gold, two silver, and one bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships.
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