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American swimmer Nathan Adrian wins 100m freestyle by .01 seconds
 

U.S. swimmer Nathan Adrian, 23, just barely won the gold in Wednesday's 100-meter freestyle race, beating Australia's James "The Missile" Magnussen by a mere one-hundredth of a second — the smallest margin the Olympics measures. This was America's first gold "in swimming's signature event since Matt Biondi at the 1988 Seoul Olympics." Adrian's teammates were thrilled. "We were in the ready room, and we watched it and just went nuts," said Ryan Lochte. "We were screaming and everything. That was one of the greatest finishes. We're so happy for him."

 

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