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.
1968 Mexico City Olympics
Winner of 2 gold medals in the 1968 Mexico City olympics.
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1972 Munich Olympics
Spitz won 7 gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
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- 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.