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Mark Spitz

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Mark Spitz's Biography

Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is a retired American swimmer. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, an achievement only surpassed by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Olympics. Spitz set new world records in all seven events in which he competed, a record that still stands.

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Retired U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz poses for a portrait in Westwood, California
Retired U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz poses for a portrait in Westwood, California
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Mark Spitz News Stories

  • Michael Phelps heads back to competitive swimming in Arizona

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 11 hours ago
    Press Association Michael Phelps has entered three races at the meet in Mesa, which will give an early indication of form and fitness. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images Michael Phelps , the most decorated Olympian of all time, will make his return to
  • Phelps facing toughest challenge yet

      News Source: GMA News | 1 day ago
    Time and time again he has proved the doubters wrong, setting the standard for Olympic achievement with his 18 gold medals. But now, almost two years after retiring from swimming and two months shy of his 29th birthday, the American is plunging into
  • Second comings are nothing new for sport's gods

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 4 days ago
    In deference to the occasion, Andrew Alderson looks at 12 apostles who have attempted a sporting resurrection of sorts...Photo / AP Evander Holyfield Boxing Retired in 1995 with a heart condition, returned to have the helix of his ear bitten off by

Mark Spitz Blogs

  • Michael Phelps Officially Comes out of Retirement - ...

      Blog Source: | 8 hours ago
    In 2008 he broke Mark Spitz's record for gold medals captured in a single olympics by bringing home eight golds to the United States. If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for a Swimming Celebrity or contact&
  • 22 Time Olympian Michael Phelps Ends His Retirement | Sports ...

      Blog Source: | 8 hours ago
    At 28 years old, Michael Phelps is already a 22 time Olympic medalist—the most decorated Olympian of all time. At the 2008 Olympic games, which is considered Phelps' best career Olympics, Phelps overcame the record set by Mark Spitz for ...
  • With Olympians, It's Not the Medals, It's the Story | The ...

      Blog Source: | 8 hours ago
    Mark Spitz earned seven gold medals, but he also was of Jewish descent at the Games where the entire Israeli Olympic team was killed by terrorists. In 1960, Wilma Rudolph won three track gold medals (as did many others since), but she was ...

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