Five gold medals in Olympics is not a joke; conditions apply though in the case of Michael Phelps who has twenty-eight in his bags. Forget Phelps for the time being; Nathan Adrian currently, holds the American record in the long course 50-meter freestyle event. However, is he equally successful in his personal life? Is he dating someone and what about if he is gay? Let's find out.
Girlfriend? Dating? Is he Gay?
Being in a relationship is not that easy being an Olympic swimmer as Nathan have to face many obstacles and pressure in his profession.
In June this year, when asked about if he was worried having sex in Rio because of Zika virus by cosmopolitan.com in, he said:
"No, because I have a girlfriend and she isn't going. I would love to share the experience with her, but if security threats or Zika is as big of a deal as they say, then I'd rather her sacrifice the experience than risk her safety. And on top of that, she has a full-time job with limited vacation time. If we go somewhere, I'd rather spend time with her than send her to a pool to watch me from a distance."
Later in the same month, Nathan talked to PEOPLE about his dating stating, "Dating as an Olympic athlete is extremely hard." That means he has a girlfriend but being an athlete, it is tough for him to maintain the relationship.
Looking for who his girlfriend might be, we came across some of his Instagram posts where he is a beautiful lady. However, it is not sure if she exactly is his girlfriend or some other close friend. Nevertheless, it is to confirm that he is not a gay as he revealed about having a girlfriend.
This picture sure proves that he is not gay. He is Asian-American by ethnicity since his mother is Chinese.
A competitive swimmer and Team USA’s ace Nathan Adrian is best known for bringing the gold home from Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008, and again From London Olympics in 2012. He also did not miss the chance in 2016 Rio Olympics. This 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound 27-year-old is known for his records in the long course 50-meter freestyle event.
Adrian came into the limelight at the 2008 Short Course World Championships, where he won gold in the 100m freestyle and 4×100 meter freestyle relay. He also won silver in the 4×100m medley relay.
In 2008, it was time for Beijing Olympics. This was the very year when he took off from swimming to focus on the trials. Adrian made his Olympic Trials debut, grabbing the fourth position in the 100-meter freestyle and sixth in the 50-meter freestyle. The result qualified him to swim on the 400-meter freestyle relay, and as a result, he went on to win gold in Beijing too.
Four years after his Olympic debut, Adrian returned to the big stage in search of individual victory; it was time for London Olympics. He qualified and was eligible in the 100-meter freestyle and also was part of the 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley relay teams. He won gold in the 100-meter freestyle individually, just by one one-hundredth of a second quicker Australia’s famed and legendary sprinter, James Magnussen.
And this time, the stage was all set for Rio Olympics. Adrian brought a gold medal to the team the USA in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay. Adrian looked to defend his Olympic title in the 100-meter freestyle, but it wasn’t meant to be as he had to settle for bronze. In the 50 meter freestyle, Adrian won another bronze in 21.49, 0.09 seconds behind his country mate, Antony Ervin, who took the gold medal in the event. He finished his Olympics in Rio with another gold medal in the 4×100 meter medley relay.
Engaged to his Girlfriend!
U.S. Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian has announced on his Instagram account that he has proposed to his girlfriend Hallie Ivester on May 8, 2017, and now the two are now engaged.
According to Hallie’s Instagram page, Ivester is a Stanford alum and works in merchandising. Nathan Adrian is a Cal grad. Still, their relationship has flourished despite the Bears-Cardinal rivalry.
Adrian did not compete at May’s weekend’s Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Atlanta, and now we know the reason, but it looks like he had a pretty good excuse for not flying cross-country!
Nathan Adrian's Short Bio:
Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian (born December 7, 1988) is an American competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist who also holds current American record in the long course 50-meter freestyle event. He was born to his mother, Cecilia, who is a Chinese Nuclear Engineer and Nurse.
He was born and raised in Hong Kong. So he is Asian-American by ethnicity since his mother is Chinese. He has two siblings, and both are swimmers as well; brother, Justin, who swam for Washington State and sister, Donella who swam for Arizona State.#American competitive swimmer #five-time Olympic gold medalist #Hallie Ivester