JENISON, Mich. (WZZM) - On Friday, the world will gather in London for the Summer Olympic Games. More than 10,000 athletes will begin looking for gold.
One West Michigan resident is turning back the clock 44 years, remembering the pageantry surrounding the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
Pam Kruse was a member of the United States' Women's Swim Team that year. She held four world records heading into those summer games:
- 440 Yard Freestyle - 1966
- 400 Meter Freestyle - 1967
- 400 Meter Freestyle - 1967 (Broke Previously Held)
- 200 Meter Freestyle - 1967
"United States was a powerhouse in swimming," said Kruse, who co-owns the Village Bike Shop with her husband in Jenison. "One of our goals [in 1968] was to sweep the podium in the freestyle events."