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10 Feb 1950 Modesto, United States of America
183 cm / 73 kg 6'0'' / 160 pounds
Male

After five gold medals at the 1967 Pan American Games, great things were expected of Mark Spitz at the 1968 Olympics, but he surprisingly failed to win an individual event. Before the 1972 Olympics, however, Spitz became undoubtedly the world's greatest swimmer, and considered by many the greatest ever. In 1971 he became the first swimmer to win four individual AAU titles at one meet, setting three world records in the process. The next week, at a meet in East Germany, he won all four events again, this time breaking all four world records. The performance made him an overwhelming...

Mark in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
11
medals
Gold medal:9 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:1
  • Munich
    Munich 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Munich
    Munich 1972
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
  • Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Butterfly
    • 8
      Swimming
      200 metres Butterfly
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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