- Name: Mark Spitz
- Born: 02/10/1950 (71 years old)
Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competitive swimmer and nine-time Olympic champion. He was the most successful athlete at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, winning seven gold medals, all in world record time. This was an achievement that lasted for 36 years until it was surpassed by fellow American Michael Phelps, who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Alias: Mark Andrew Spitz
Birth Place: Modesto, California
Mark Spitz quotes :
By making a comeback, I'm changing the attitude of people toward me. If I'd known that people would react so enthusiastically, I'd have done it years ago.Mark Spitz
The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude.Mark Spitz