Mark Spitz

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Mark Spitz
Mark Spitz.jpg
Spitz in December 2012
Personal information
Full nameMark Andrew Spitz
Nickname(s)"Mark the Shark"
National team United States
Born (1950-02-10) February 10, 1950 (age 71)
Modesto, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubArden Hills Swim Club
College teamIndiana University
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the United States
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 9 1 1
Pan American Games 5 0 0
Maccabiah Games 10 0 0
Total 24 1 1
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 4×100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City 100 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City 100 m freestyle
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg 4×100 m medley
Maccabiah Games
Gold medal – first place 1965 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1965 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1965 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1965 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1969 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1969 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1969 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1969 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1969 Israel Swimming
Gold medal – first place 1969 Israel Swimming

Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American retired swimmer of Jewish descent. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. That achievement was only passed by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Olympics.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ESPN.com: Spitz lived up to enormous expectations". www.espn.com.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Mark Spitz Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2012-06-01.

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