Beisel Wins Silver Medal

Elizabeth Beisel of North Kingstown won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday.

Elizabeth Beisel is coming home from London with some new jewelry. North Kingstown's Beisel won the silver medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley on Saturday at the Aquatic Center in the 2012 London Olympics.

– but came up short to China's Ye Shiwen who set a world record in the event. Beisel finished with a time of 4 minutes 31.27 seconds, roughly three seconds behind Ye Shiwen who finished in 4:28.43.

Beisel has another chance at the gold with her second event – the 200-meter backstroke – scheduled to begin on Thursday.

MeanE July 30, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I say it plays out that the swimmer from China gets caught when the anti doping federation catches up to the dopers and is able to detect the latest and greatest performance enhancer (sometime within the next 8 years) and the Liz gets the Gold.
Mark Williams July 31, 2012 at 01:50 AM
The eight year thing is what I got out of too. What a crazy situation...if the swimmer if found to have violated the rules will that give Liz the gold?
NKGOP Watch July 31, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I recall seeing this kid at a SC meeting when she first emerged as the local swimming star that she is. I could only think of all the hard work and focus that she put forward toward the goal. When you see a young person who can do that, it makes one think the world will be in good hands when these types of determined, capable young people take positions of leadership in the future!
Mark Williams July 31, 2012 at 02:19 AM
That's the truth. NKSD really does help foster talented and upright citizens!
Mark Williams July 31, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Whoops, MeanE, you already answered my question


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