Mark Spitz

American swimmer

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.[1][2][3]

Mark Spitz
Mark Spitz.jpg
Spitz in December 2012
Personal information
Full nameMark Andrew Spitz
Nickname(s)"Mark the Shark"
National team United States
Born (1950-02-10) February 10, 1950 (age 71)
Modesto, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubArden Hills Swim Club
College teamIndiana University


  1. " Spitz lived up to enormous expectations".
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Mark Spitz Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2012-06-01.

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