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Nathan Adrian wins 100 freestyle

Updated: August 1, 2012, 9:25 PM ET
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LONDON -- Nathan Adrian took out the Missile by a fingertip.

Adrian, largely overshadowed by American stars such as Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, made a name for himself by winning the 100-meter Olympic freestyle on Wednesday. He lunged to the wall to edge James "The Missile" Magnussen by one-hundredth of a second -- the slightest margin possible -- and again deny Australia its first individual swimming gold of the London Games.

Adrian pounded the water, then put his hands ...

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