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Mark Spitz


Mark Andrew Spitz is an American former competitive swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in 7 events. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, an achievement surpassed only by fellow American Michael Phelps, who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Spitz set new world records in all seven events in which he competed in 1972.


  • Member of sportsteam 

  • Early life 

  • Swimming career 

  • Hall of Fame 

  • Film and television career 

  • Personal life 

  • Olympic controversies