SWIMMING

Beisel's bronze highlights final day of FINA worlds


Published: Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 11:35 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 11:35 p.m.

BARCELONA — Elizabeth Beisel continued her international success, capturing the bronze of the 400-meter individual medley during the final session at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Beisel, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist and 2011 World Champion in the 400 IM, finished third with a blistering time of 4:31.69, which was .52 off of her career best time.

Dan Wallace set the Scottish record in the 400 IM with a swim of 4:13.72, which placed him seventh overall.

Ryan Lochte ranks second all-time with 15 World Championship titles and 23 World Championship medals.

Conor Dwyer took home his first individual international medal with silver in the 200 free and also teamed with Lochte on the 4x200 free relay. Melani Costa-Schmid gave the home crowd in Barcelona something to cheer about, earning Spain's second ever World Championship medal, a silver in the 400 free.

In addition to Wallace, freshman Sinead Russell and junior Hilda Luthersdottir earned their highest career international finishes in the 200 back and 50 breaststroke.

Missy Franklin became the winningest female swimmer ever at the world championships.

Franklin claimed her sixth gold medal, swimming the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay.

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