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Commentary by Jeff Commings
SANTA CLARA, California, June 21. IN one of the closest swims of the night, BlueFish’s Elizabeth Beisel raced her way to an epic double as she added the women’s 200-meter back title to her 400 IM victory from earlier in the night.
Beisel raced her way to a 2:09.11 to take sixth in the world after taking fourth in the world in the 400-meter IM earlier in the night at the Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara. That’s an amazing double tonight for Beisel as she took down a pair of backstroke wonders. California’s Elizabeth Pelton (2:09.73) and Missy Franklin (2:09.86) took second and third. Pelton moved up to 13td in the world, while Franklin missed her 10th-ranked season best of 2:09.57 from the Mel Zajac Canada Cup.