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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.

Govstench July 29, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Elizabeth Beisel has brought honor to herself and pride to her community! Congratulations and hoping you close the deal for the gold on Thursday.
Mark Williams July 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM
We should have a homecoming for her.
Gary Hornung July 29, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I agree Mark!
Mark Williams July 29, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I'll contact the school dept people who work with her mother and who raised some money to send the family to watch in London. I think that would be a good place to start.
Beth Johnson-Lessard July 29, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Mark, That is a Great Idea!!, I also agree w/Gary , K.I.T., with all us , on how it goes!
Mark Williams July 29, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Will do.
Samantha Turner (Editor) July 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM
FYI, Liz Dolan wrote on NK Patch's Facebook page that the town's planning a parade for her.
Beth Johnson-Lessard July 30, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Thank You Mark, I really appreciate it !
Mark Williams July 30, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Thanks Samantha for the info on the town's plans. Should be fun.
MeanE July 30, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Awesome job by Liz and glad the town will be honoring her with a parade celebrating her silver medal for now, as I would not be shocked if that medal turns to Gold in the near future as controversy surrounds the Chinese swimmer's performance, as in was it enhanced. Good luck to Elizabeth in her remaining event!
Mark Williams July 30, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Wow, had not read about the controversy. Will have to check that out
Gary Hornung July 30, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Here's an article on the topic Mark: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/30/ye-shiwen-world-record-olympics-2012?newsfeed=true
Mark Williams July 30, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Very interesting article. Not sure how this plays out though. Regarding a homecoming for Elizabeth I found out that she may be back here for a week quite soon. I'll contact Liz Nolan and see what's up.
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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