Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian Talks The Road To Rio
One of the hot Olympic champions to emerge from London with two gold medals, swimmer Nathan Adrian, 23, is still the talk of the town, and now he's dishing about his plans to go to Rio in 2016.
After Adrian, who might just put Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte to shame in the future, nabbed a gold medal in the 100m freestyle and the 4x100m medley relay, he raved about the "whole atmosphere" of the London Olympics, "knowing that we were competing for our country and that there was something bigger than ourselves at stake here."
And the Olympics at Rio in 2016 is definitely in Adrian's future. "It's just kind of the road to Rio and following that path" that Adrian is all about these days, he told the Seattle Times. "There's going to be a major international competition every summer that I'm going to compete at and try to go fast at. That makes the quadrennial go faster than you think. You focus on something this year, and then next year, and all of the sudden you're training for the Olympic Trials. Outside of the pool, I have a little bit more free time and am getting to try to explore my interests that I didn't have time for in the past. Like reading for pleasure."
While Adrian isn't necessarily looking for love, he is still unattached. "Yes, I am single," he said. "Leading up to the Games, I just had no time for anybody else besides my swimming, and right now I feel like I haven't met that special someone yet, but who knows what will happen in the future."
One thing that could happen at some point in the future involves Adrian getting a new career. "I've been very fortunate to say that swimming is going to be my profession for the next four or eight years, barring an injury," Adrian said. "After that, my interests are a little bit split. I don't know if I want to go in the medical field or the business field. I enjoy both immensely."
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