Elizabeth Beisel is a former “Survivor” castaway and Olympic medal-winning swimmer. Find out how she is concerned within the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, and what record-setting feat she goes to try in September 2021.
Beisel Is a 2-Time Olympic Medalist and is Covering the Tokyo Olympics for NBC
Beisel might not be essentially the most adorned U.S. swimmer, however she qualifyed for the 2008 Beijing, 2021 London and 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. She medaled twice in 2012 — a silver within the 400m particular person medley and a bronze within the 200m backstroke. She was additionally voted by her friends to function crew captain for the 2016 video games. Beisel can be the one feminine swimmer to swim for the U.S. National Team for 12 consecutive years, in response to her web site. She retired in 2017.
After her retirement, Beisel appeared on “Survivor” season 39, “Island of the Idols,” the place she completed in ninth place. She did take dwelling a prize apart from the title of “Sole Survivor,” nonetheless — a brand new accomplice. Beisel began seeing fellow “Island of the Idols” castaway Jack Nichting after filming wrapped. Based on their current Instagram posts, the 2 are nonetheless going sturdy. Nichting was not too long ago there for Beisel when her father Ted misplaced his battle with most cancers on July 1, 2021.
For the 2021 Olympics, Beisel auditioned for and was chosen to behave as each a swimming analyst and the host of a brand-new Olympics podcast. We say “auditioned” as a result of Beisel not too long ago posted two photographs to Instagram the place the primary one was captioned “the way it began” and reveals her holding a “Tokyo 2020 Talent Auditions” placard and the second is captioned “the way it’s going !!!!! let the video games start!” and reveals her sitting in press row on the Olympic swimming venue.
In addition to commentating on NBC’s swimming protection, Beisel is the host of “In the Village,” a each day podcast the place Beisel offers “an athlete’s view of what occurs within the Olympic Village once they aren’t competing,” in response to the press launch. The press launch additionally says, “Beisel, who’s in Tokyo, might be talking remotely to athletes who’re within the Olympic Village.”
You can take a look at all of the NBC Olympics podcasts on the official web site right here.
In September 2021, Beisel Will Attempt to Swim to Block Island
Beisel additionally not too long ago introduced that she is swimming for most cancers analysis within the wkae of her father’s demise from pancreatic most cancers.
“I swim to lift funds for groundbreaking analysis and medical trials. I achieve this not only for my Dad who misplaced his brave battle towards most cancers, however for everybody who has been touched by most cancers,” Beisel wrote on Instagram.
She works with the group “Swim Across America,” which funds “most cancers analysis, medical trials and affected person packages by internet hosting charity swims,” in response to its web site.
Beisel’s occasion is named “Block Cancer.” On September 9, she is going to swim a 20km route from Pt. Judith, Rhode Island to Block Island. Her fundraising objective is $100,000; as of this writing, they’re virtually 84 % of the way in which there. On the web page for her occasion, Beisel shares how they acquired her father’s prognosis of stage 4 pancreatic most cancers on Christmas Day 2020; he died a bit of over six months later.
“I felt the overwhelming want to assist anybody and everybody battling this dreadful illness. I figured with my swimming platform (albeit small, however mighty!) [was] essentially the most impactful manner I may assist can be via a charity swim. I selected to swim from Pt. Judith to Block Island, one thing that I’ve wished to do since I used to be a bit of woman. I named the swim ‘Block Cancer’ and teamed up with Swim Across America. 100% of funds raised might be donated to most cancers analysis and medical trials,” writes Beisel.
The 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics happen from Friday, July 23 till the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 8. “Survivor” returns on Wednesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.