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Two Locals Swim Tuesday in Olympic Trials

Christine Magnuson and Mike Alexandrov are scheduled to compete in Tuesday night's Olympic trials



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    Mike Alexandrov, Northwestern University alum, will compete in Tuesday night's Olympic Trials in the 100-meter fly. Christine Magnuson of Tinley Park, Ill. will also be competing tonight in the swimming Olympic trials.

    With only eight swimmers qualifying to swim in the final rounds of each of Tuesday's Olympic trial events, two local hopefuls will be competing for their tickets to London.

    Christine Magnuson and Mike Alexandrov will splash their way to the finish lines of their trial experience Tuesday night as they compete in final events. 

    Former Olympian Christine Magnuson, of Tinley Park, took home the silver medal in the butterfly event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She will compete tonight in the 100-meter butterfly finals. Though she is competing against favorite Dana Vollmer, she remains in the running for a slot on the Olympic team.

    Mike Alexandrov, former Northwestern University swimmer, competed for his home country of Bulgaria in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He is trying for his first chance at a slot in the American team in tonight's 100-meter breaststroke. Though his time in the semifinals ranked him at seventh place, the Olympic swimmer still has a chance to underdog Tuesday's event.

    Upcoming events will also feature Garrett Weber-Gale, Daniel and Matt Conway and Matt Grevers.

    Conor Dwyer earned his Olympic berth in last night's 400-meter individual medley.

    Read more about the Olympic swimming trials and events.