Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel is welcomed home to RI
Posted: 8/8/2012 10:55:17 PM
Updated: 8/9/2012 8:05:10 AM
Olympic medalist and
I didnt really know what to expect coming into tonight and getting out of the limo and just walking in and seeing the crowd and seeing how many people were actually, like, excited to see me its amazing and I just cant put it into words right now, said Beisel.
Former classmates, teachers and friends spoke fondly of Beisel, saying she was always destined for greatness.
We knew she was something special, she was breaking URI pool records when she was 13 years old, said North Kingstown High School Athletic Director Howard Hague.
We just always knew she was going to do great, and seeing her seated and favored at this level is awesome, said Bradley Brown who swam with Elizabeth Beisel when they were children.
When told that children at the event were calling her their hero, Beisel couldnt believe it.
Its just so crazy to me that people look up to me. I dont see myself as anybody special, I just have fun with what I do and, to her, I guess just believe in yourself cause I never really thought I would be here right now. So anybody can do it if I can do it for sure, said Beisel.
Beisel said that if she is still fast enough she will definitely swim in the Olympics again. She said she now has a bronze and a silver so next time shell be going for gold.
Liz Burke| WPRO News
(8/13/2012 8:10:39 AM) |
(8/10/2012 2:51:59 PM) |
funny - I finished reading the story and before viewing the comments I thought: big deal..
must be a slow news day...
|- so what...|
(8/9/2012 11:11:24 AM) |
What big deal with her she swim better than most
(8/9/2012 6:38:30 AM) |
Dont why people need jobs not like she doctor she just olympic not like she get people jobs
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