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.
Spitz in December 2012
|Full name||Mark Andrew Spitz|
|Nickname(s)||"Mark the Shark"|
|National team||United States|
|Born||February 10, 1950|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||161 lb (73 kg)|
|Club||Arden Hills Swim Club|
|College team||Indiana University|
- "ESPN.com: Spitz lived up to enormous expectations". www.espn.com.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "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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