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Elizabeth Beisel Wins Silver in the 400 IM in London

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Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

 

Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel gave up the lead during the final freestyle legs of the 400 IM to finish second behind China's Ye Shiwen in the London Olympics.

16-year old Ye Shiwen set a new world record in claiming the gold with her time of 4:28:43.

19-year old Beisel won the silver with a time of 4:31:27.

Elizabeth was 8th after the butterfly, but quickly moved into the lead after a strong backstroke and breast stroke. 

However, Ye took charge in the freestyle, winning the gold.  Beisel will swim a second event next Thursday when she competes in the 200-backstroke.

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