Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Olympic hottie #2: Nathan Adrian


Hot swimmer Nathan Adrian is a great mix of American and Chinese ethnicity. He is representing Team USA in the London 2012 Olympics.


It's cute that he sometimes look Asian and other times white.


Let's get to know Nathan, shall we?

Age: 23
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 225 lbs
Sport: Swimming



Hobbies

Jet skiing, boating and dirt bikes. (calbears.cstv.com, 08 Jul 2008)

Occupation

Student

Education

Health Studies - University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA



Club name

California Golden Bears, Berkeley, CA, USA

Coach

Eddie Reese [national] (3wiresports.com, 31 Jul 2011)

Position and style

Freestyle (USA Swimming, 08 Jul 2008)



Other sports

His older brother Justin swam for Washington, while his older sister Donella swam for Arizona State. (calbears.com, 26 Nov 2009)

Additional information

Start of sporting career
He started swimming age five in Bremerton, USA. (swimming.teamusa.org, 26 Nov 2007)



Reason for taking up this sport
He started swimming after his siblings and friend began lessons. He enjoys swimming because there is always room for improvement. "There is no better feeling than to go a best time", he said. (swimming.teamusa.org, 26 Nov 2007; calbears.com, 26 Nov 2009)

Ambitions
After he graduates he plans to continue his swimming career for several years before moving back to his hometown to become a doctor and start a family. (calbears.com, 26 Nov 2009)



Training
He swims 15-20km a day for six days of the week. (USA Swimming, 08 Jul 2008)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Making the team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 20 Feb 2011)

Most influential person in career
His parents. (USA Swimming, 08 Jul 2008)


Awards
He was the first Californian male swimmer since Anthony Ervin in 2000 to qualify for the US Olympic squad. (calbears.com, 26 Nov 2009)

He was named 2009 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year. (calbears.com, 26 Nov 2009)

He won the 2009 Golden Goggles Award as a member of the United States' gold-medal winning 400m free relay at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome. (calbears.com, 26 Nov 2009)



General
COURSE
He studies public health. (calbears.com, 26 Nov 2009)

Previous Olympics

Beijing 2008


Check out this clip which shows how he prepared for the Olympics:



info from London Olympics 

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