A really good guy, back on the podium


RIO de JANEIRO — If you had a son, you would want him to be just like Nathan Adrian.

The guy is smart, funny, respectful and humble. He is quiet, steady, a genuine leader.

After the men's 100 free: silver medalist Pieter Timmers, left, congratulates bronze medalist Nathan Adrian with winner Kyle Chalmers in the middle // Getty Images

Oh, he’s tall and handsome, too, the very picture of America’s best pluralistic and tolerant tendencies. His dad, James, is a retired nuclear engineer; his mom, Cecilia, who comes from Hong Kong, is a nurse.

Oh yeah — Nathan Adrian is an incredible athlete.

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