Nathan Adrian Charges to Rio with 100 Freestyle Victory

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2012 Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian was unbelievable on the final 50 to finish in 47.72. That was an improvement on his world’s second best time this year and the fastest of this final by over a half second.

Short course star Caeleb Dressel lunged into the finish to get second in 48.23 and earn an individual swim in Rio. That was just .03 ahead of Ryan Held. Held dropped nearly a second in prelims and has shown that swim was not a fluke. He posted a 48.26 to secure a relay berth.

Veteran Anthony Ervin led at the 50 meter mark and the field tracked him down, but he touched in fourth. That 48.54 was still good for a trip to Rio.

Jimmy Feigen should be taken on the relay after finishing fifth in 48.57. In sixth was Blake Pieroni in 48.78.

William Copeland (49.12) and Conor Dwyer, who is already heading to Rio with two swims, was eighth in 49.13.

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