Mark Spitz

United States

Swimming

B: February 10, 1950

Nine-Time Olympic Champion

At age 17, Spitz won a then record five gold medals at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. The following year, he qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team with a chance to win seven gold medals. He fell far short, not winning an individual event and settling for two relay gold medals. Following the Mexico City games, he enrolled at Indiana University where he trained for the following four years. At the 1972 Olympics, Spitz made history by winning seven gold medals, each in world record time. His total of seven gold medals in one games set a new record and his total of nine equalled the career mark. Both records would be broken by Michael Phelps in 2008.

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1978 Preliminary 3
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