Mark Spitz

USA

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Sport:
Swimming
Olympics:
1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich
Medals:
9 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze

American swimmer Mark Spitz was the first of the ‘super swimmers’ who competed in all four strokes.

At the Munich Games of 1972 he won a then record haul of seven gold medals. This feat propelled him into the limelight and he became one of the first celebrities of the Olympics.

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