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Elizabeth Beisel won bronze in the 200m backstroke (US Presswire)

Friday August 3, 2012Beisel Earns Second Medal of Olympics

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Elizabeth Beisel won bronze in the 200m backstroke (US Presswire)

The Gator swimmers earned one more medal for the London Olympics as Elizabeth Beisel (U.S.A.) finished third in the 200m backstroke to win bronze. Beisel finished in a time of 2:06.55. She finished the London Games with two medals, one silver and one bronze.

Also competing in the 200 back was incoming freshman Sinead Russell (Canada). Russell finished eighth with a time of 2:09.86.

The Gators have completed their individual events in the 2012 London Olympics finishing up with 10 medals total from four different swimmers. They received five gold, three silver and two bronze medals during the span of these games.

Check back tomorrow to see how Great Britain does in the 4x100m medley relay!

Heats:

Former Gator Sarah Bateman (Iceland) competed in two events on Friday morning. Bateman was in the women’s 50m freestyle and finished first in heat seven with a time of 25.28. Her time tied her for 16th with two other swimmers so a swim-off would determine who would advance. Bateman swam a 26.03 in the swim-off to just miss advancing to the semifinals.

 

Bateman then teamed up with current Gator Hilda Luthersdottir (Iceland) for the 4x100m medley relay. Luthersdottir swam the breaststroke leg and Bateman the butterfly leg. Iceland finished eighth in their heat with a time of 4:07.09 and did not advance to the final.

 

Gemma Spofforth and Jemma Lowe also competed in the 4x100m medley relay for the host country of Great Britain. Spofforth led off with the backstroke leg and Lowe swam butterfly. The group finished fifth in their heat with a time of 3:59.37 to advance to the final Saturday at 3:07 p.m. ET

 

Gator Letterwinners at the 2012 Olympic Games:

Schedule & Results for Friday, August 3, 2012

Gator

Sport

Country

Time (ET)

Event

Opponent (if applies)

Result

Sarah Bateman

Swimming

Iceland

5:00 AM

Heats: 50m Freestyle

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1st in heat, competed in swim-off but did not advance to semifinal

Sarah Bateman

Swimming

Iceland

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

--

8th in heat, 4:07.09, did not advance

Hilda Luthersdottir

Swimming

Iceland

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

--

8th in heat, 4:07.09, did not advance

Jemma Lowe

Swimming

Great Britain

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

--

5th in heat, 3:59.37, advanced to final

Gemma Spofforth

Swimming

Great Britain

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

--

5th in heat, 3:59.37, advanced to final

Melani Costa-Schmid

Swimming

Spain

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

 

7th in heat, 4:03.05, did not advance

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

2:30 PM

Final: 200m Backstroke

--

WON BRONZE MEDAL, 2:06.55

Sinead Russell

Swimming

Canada

2:30 PM

Final: 200m Backstroke

--

Finished 8th, 2:09.86

 

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