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Elizabeth Beisel wins bronze in 200 backstroke

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  August 3, 2012 02:08 PM

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Rhode Island's Elizabeth Beisel finished third in the women's 200 backstroke at the London Olympics on Friday.

American teammate Missy Franklin won in a world record time of 2:04.06.

Beisel qualified with a semifinal time of 2:06.18 on Thursday, a personal best that topped the field. Franklin made the cut with a slower time of 2:06.84.

Beisel, of Saunderstown, R.I., won a silver medal in the women's 400 individual medley on Saturday.

Material from an Associated Press report was included.

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