"My grandfather died last year," he said. "And this pretty much feels the same way."
An elated 23-year-old Adrian told the AP:
"I kinda touched the wall and I was like, 'Sweet I won,' you know. So it takes about 10 or 15 seconds then I was like, 'Holy crap.' This is the Olympics, like, I've been watching this since I was a kid, so, you know it felt good."