Here's How Amazingly Close Nathan Adrian's Win Over James 'The Missile' Magnussen Was In The 100M Free

Nathan Adrian shocked everyone by beating a favoured James “The Missile” Magnussen in the 100-meter freestyle Wednesday.

Adrian put on quite the comeback and reached out for the wall just in time to take gold at the end.

Look at the photo finish (Adrian left, Magnussen right):

Photo: NBC

Here’s Adrian on the left touching the wall 0.01 second before Magnussen (right):

Photo: NBC

And here’s a really cool underwater look (Adrian is in the middle barely touching the wall before Magnussen touches it to the right of him):

Photo: NBC

 Adrian was ecstatic afterward:

Photo: NBC

The Missile? Not so much:

Photo: NBC

Now watch video of the entire race:

 

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