Nathan Adrian leads 100 free heats

Updated: July 31, 2012, 11:18 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Nathan Adrian of the U.S. qualified fastest in the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the London Games on Tuesday, when Michael Phelps will try to make more Olympic history in the evening finals.

Adrian won his heat in 48.19 seconds while swimming in a lane next to world-record holder Cesar Cielo of Brazil.

"It felt good to be that easy in the first 50 and to have a little bit to come home," Adrian said. "Maybe I can go faster, who knows?"

Phelps already has ...

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