LONDON (AP) — Rhode Islander Elizabeth Beisel (BEYE'-zuhl) will be going for the gold in the 200-meter backstroke at the London Olympics on Friday.

Beisel qualified with a semifinal time of 2:06.18 on Thursday, topping the field. Teammate Missy Franklin of Colorado also made the cut with a slower time of 2:06.84.

Beisel won silver in the women's 400 individual medley on Saturday.

She is from the Saunderstown section of North Kingstown.