You won’t see former Cal swimmer Nathan Adrian at the Olympics this summer, but you can still see him on television.
The five-time Olympic gold medalist is the subject of a beer commercial that celebrates the “fighting spirit.”
The 32-year-old Adrian, who has participated in three Olympics, certainly personifies the fighting spirit. He recovered from surgery for testicular cancer to compete in the Olympic Trials last month.
He talked about the diagnosis in the winter of 2018 while still hoping to participate in the 2020 Games, which eventually became the 2021 Games.
Adrian participated in the Olympic Trials in May, which was a victory of sorts, but failed to qualify for the Olympics in his specialties, the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Nonetheless he personifies the “fighting spirit” the Mexican-based beer company is looking for.See Sports Illustrated