With the Summer Olympics right around the corner, we figured it would be a perfect time to get acquainted with U.S. Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel. The Saunderstown, Rhode Island native specializes in backstroke and individual medley events, and she’s won nine medals in international competition. She’s won three golds and a bronze at the Pan Pacific Championships, a gold and two bronzes at the FINA World Championships, and a sliver and a bronze at the Olympics.
After her performance at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Elizabeth has earned the opportunity to try to add some more Olympic hardware to her trophy case. On Sunday, June 26, the University of Florida grad came in 2nd in the 400m individual medley to punch her ticket to Rio. It will be the 23-year-old’s 3rd Olympic appearance, as she previously competed in the 2008 and 2012 Games. In 2012, she brought home a silver medal in the 400m individual medley and a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke.
Let’s hope that the 3rd time is the charm for Elizabeth when it comes to snatching an Olympic gold medal. I’m not particularly superstitious, but I highly recommend flipping through Elizabeth’s 22 hottest photos three times to bring her some good luck. It’s just an added bonus that she’s also a total stunner.