NK Olympian Elizabeth Beisel threw out the first pitch at yesterday Paw Sox game.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Olympic medalist and North Kingstown native Elizabeth Beisel returned home Wednesday to a crowd of several hundred.
Nothing quite beats a State Police escort from the airport to a homecoming rally held in your honor. Olympic swimmer and two-time medalist Elizabeth Beisel received just that when she returned home to Rhode Island following her medal-winning performances in the 2012 London Olympics. Hundreds upon hundreds of fans from around the state flooded the athletic complex at North Kingstown High School for the homecoming event, sponsored by WJAR-TV Channel 10. Beisel arrived around 7:40 p.m. by State Police escort from T.F. Green State Airport after flying into Washington, D.C. from London. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of applause and "Beisel" chants, the 19-year-old North Kingstown native covered her face several times as she crossed the …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Fans from all over the state are expected to attend Wednesday night's homecoming for Rhode Island Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.
Rhode Island is ready to welcome home its Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel Wednesday evening at a special homecoming event at North Kingstown High School. In anticipation of a large crowd, event organizers plan to open three satellite parking sites nearby at Wilson Park (201 W. Main Street, North Kingstown), Wickford Middle School (250 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown) and Wickford Elementary School (99 Philips St., North Kingstown). The sites will open at 6 p.m. and buses will shuttle event goers to the high school's athletic complex (where the event is to be held) every 10 minutes. Parking is also available at the high school (150 Fairway Drive) and the adjacent school administrative offices (100 Fairway Drive). Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts…
Five things to know for Aug. 8.
1. Welcome home, Elizabeth Beisel! Channel 10 is holding a homecoming celebration for Elizabeth Beisel at North Kingstown High School on today at 7 p.m. Learn more here. 2. Are you a political candidate in the upcoming election? North Kingstown Patch is doing profiles of every candidate running for public office in NK. Contact Editor Samantha Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. 3. Head over to the Wickford Village tomorrow for the Wickford Farmers Market . Runs from 3 to 7 p.m. tomorrow down by the water. 4. Have you seen this dog? Jimjim, a 10-year-old Jack Russell, has been missing since Thursday, Aug. 2. She was last seen in the Fletcher Road area of town. 5. 5. Today: partly sunny with highs near 83. Tonight: …
Monday, August 6, 2012
WJAR is planning a homecoming rally for Elizabeth Beisel.
Rhode Island will welcome home its biggest star of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this Wednesday. WJAR-TV (Channel 10) is organizing a homecoming rally for North Kingstown native Elizabeth Beisel on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at North Kingstown High School. According to North Kingstown School Superintendent Phil Auger, the rally will be held on the athletic field at the high school. Those planning to attend the event are encouraged to wear their Team Beisel T-shirts and to bring signs. Beisel, a 2010 graduate of North Kingstown High School, is returning home to Rhode Island after competing in her second Olympics at the age of 19. During the 2008 Olympics, she was the youngest member of the US Swim Team at 15 years old. Beisel is …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Elizabeth Beisel nabbed a bronze medal in Friday's 200-meter backstroke.
Elizabeth Beisel is coming back to the United States with two very esteemed pieces of jewelry. The 19-year-old North Kingstown native won her second medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Friday afternoon, finishing third in the 200-meter backstroke. US Swimming teammate Missy Franklin, who was favored to win the event, took home the gold and set a new world record. Anastasia Zueva of Russia finished in second. Beisel pulled into third in the last 50 meters of the race. The bronze medal is Beisel's second of these Olympics. On the first day of the Games, Beisel scored the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley.
Five things to know for Aug. 3.
1. Here she goes again! Elizabeth Beisel has qualified for the 200-meter backstroke today. The finals are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Go Liz! 2. Speaking of people who like the water, pirates are returning to Smith's Castle this weekend. PIRATES! Against All Flags kicks off this Saturday. Free Men of the Sea (a pirate reenactment group) will be on hand, as well as exhibits and more. Runs every Saturday at the Castle from now until the end of August from noon to 4 p.m. Admission's $8 for adults, $3 for kids. 3. Head over to the Davisville Free Library tonight for a pajama party. All ages are welcome to the library in their pajamas to play games and enjoy ice cream. Starts at 6 p.m. 4. Sewer work on Camp Avenue is under way. …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Beisel has another opportunity to medal during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Elizabeth Beisel qualified Thursday afternoon for the 200-meter backstroke finals, giving her another shot at medaling in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Beisel was the top qualifer in the event with a time of 2:06.18 – ahead of US teammate Missy Franklin who is favored to win the final event. North Kingstown native Beisel took home the silver on Saturday during the 400-meter individual medley. Though 19-year-old Beisel was favored to take home the gold, China's Ye Shiwen charged ahead in the final leg of the event for the first place finish – breaking a world record. Beisel will compete against Franklin and others in the backstroke finals on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Elizabeth Beisel competes again on Thursday.
Elizabeth Beisel is heading back to the pool on Thursday in her second event during these Summer Olympics in London. North Kingstown native Beisel looks to compete in the 200-meter backstroke Thursday. She's set to swim in the third of five preliminary heats, scheduled at 6:40 a.m. If she advances, she'll compete in the semifinals Thursday afternoon at around 3 p.m. Finals for this event are scheduled for Friday at 2:30 p.m. Unlike her first Olympic event this year – the 400-meter individual medley – Beisel is not the favorite to take home the gold in the 200-meter backstroke. That honor goes to 17-year-old Missy Franklin, who has already nabbed a three medals in this year's Games – a bronze in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, a gold in …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Was Ye Shiwen on performance-enhancing drugs?
It only took one day for the first doping accusation of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to hit the news wire. According to BBC News, Ye Shiwen's record-breaking performance on Saturday in the 400-meter individual medley has raised a few eyebrows in the swimming community. Ye beat her own personal best by five seconds and swam the last 50 meters quicker than the men's champion Ryan Lochte, beating out North Kingstown's Elizabeth Beisel who was favored to take gold in the event. For leading US coach John Leonard, Ye's performance was "unbelievable" and "disturbing." Leonard, executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, said Ye's performance reminded him of the East German women swimmers from the 1980s who were doping. In …