RI swimmer says nerves less frayed in 2nd Olympics
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- North Kingstown's Elizabeth Beisel says she's more confident this time around as she prepares to swim for gold in her second Olympic Games.
The 19-year-old tells The Providence Journal the biggest difference from when she participated in the games in 2008 is not "being scared of the rest of the world and what everyone else is doing."
Beisel, who swims for the University of Florida, is competing in the 400-meter individual medley and 200-meter backstroke. She's favored in the IM event.
She says she doesn't necessarily like having a target on her back but that it's "pretty cool" to know she's good enough.
She also says she's trying to have some fun outside the pool, enjoying the food offerings in the Olympic Village and getting a facial.