Torres Advances to 50M Finals, Beisel Olympic Bound in 200M Backstroke
Former Gator swimmer Dara Torres will compete for her unprecedented sixth Olympic games, qualifying for the women's 50-meter finals after a third-place finish in the semifinals. Torres, already the oldest swimmer to make an Olympic games back in Beijing (2008), took a time of 24.80 seconds and will jump in the pool with her event scheduled at 8 p.m.
Current Gator Elizabeth Beisel took a second-place finish in the 200-meter backstroke finals, making her second event in the London Games. High school standout Missy Franklin took first place, while Gator Teresa Crippen finishing sixth.
Ryan Lochte met Michael Phelps in the pool for one final time in Omaha in the 100-meter butterfly finals. Lochte nearly took one of the two Olympic spots, but finished in third place behind Phelps and Tyler McGill.
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