Mark Spitz

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Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an Olympic swimming champion from the United States. Spitz won 7 gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Spitz won 2 gold medals in the 1968 Mexico City olympics. In 2000, Spitz was voted Athlete of the Century in water sports and one of the six greatest Olympians ever by Sports Illustrated. The International Olympic Committee selected Spitz as one of its five athletes of the Century.

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1968 Mexico City Olympics

Winner of 2 gold medals in the 1968 Mexico City olympics.

Event Date Medal
4x100m freestyle relay Men 1968
Gold
4x200m freestyle relay Men 1968
Gold

1972 Munich Olympics

Spitz won 7 gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Event Date Medal
100m butterfly Men 1972
Gold
100m freestyle Men 1972
Gold
200m butterfly Men 1972
Gold
200m freestyle Men 1972
Gold
4x100m freestyle relay Men 1972
Gold
4x100m medley relay Men 1972
Gold
4x200m freestyle relay Men 1972
Gold

Personal Life

Mark Spitz lives with his wife Suzy and two sons Mathew and Justin in Los Angeles, California. Mark now works as a stockbroker and financial adviser in addition to giving motivational speeches.

Further Reading

  • Richard J. Foster, "Mark Spitz: The Extraordinary Life of an Olympic Champion" Santa Monica Press (July 1, 2008) ISBN 1595800395
  • The Golden Days Of Mark The Shark, Jerry Kirshenbaum, Sports Illustrated Vault, September 11, 1972
  • "Mark Spitz." North American Biography, Volume 2. 1994.
  • "Super Swimmer Mark Spitz." People Weekly Magazine. January 15, 1990. pp. 86-88.
  • " Bionic Man." Sports Illustrated Magazine. October 23, 1989. pp. 80-82.


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