Christine Magnuson

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Christine Magnuson
Personal information
Full name Christine Marie Magnuson
Nationality  United States
Born (1985-10-17) October 17, 1985 (age 28)
Palos Heights, Illinois
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle
Club Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics
College team University of Tennessee

Christine Marie Magnuson (born October 17, 1985) is an American competition swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist.

She has won a total of five medals in major international competition, four silvers, and one bronze spanning the Olympics, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships.


Magnuson went to high school at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Illinois, and competed in college for the University of Tennessee.

Swimming career[edit]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Magnuson won the silver medal in the 100 m butterfly final, finishing behind Libby Trickett of Australia who had won the gold in an Oceanic record.[1] She also set an American record in that event during the semifinals. Magnuson earned her second medal, also a silver, in the 4×100 medley relay finishing behind team Australia.[2]

2009 World Championships[edit]

Magnuson swam the 100 m butterfly but didn't make it past the semifinals and finished 10th overall. Magnuson also swam the third leg in the 4×100 m freestyle relay but the United States finished 4th in the final.

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