Tinley Park swimmer to race in Olympics

August 4, 2008 1:17:51 PM PDT
A local swimmer will be going for the Olympic gold as one of the nation's top swimmers. Christine Magnuson won the 100-meter butterfly at the Olympic trials last month to earn a berth on the Olympic team.

No one is prouder than her family and hometown of Tinley Park, which has been decorated with USA paraphernalia ever since her win.

Magnuson's parents -- Geri and Bill Magnuson-- and Magnuson's older sister Jackie will be leaving for Beijing Tuesday to support Magnuson's quest for gold.