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Mark Spitz, swimming most notable athlete of all-time, is synonymous with excellence.
His powerful swimming career launched him into fame and attracted fans world-wide.
During his career, Mark’s unparalleled abilities set him apart from the competition.
One of the greatest living sports legends, Mark Spitz might be remembered best by his astonishing win of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
In one of the most dramatic instances in Olympic history, Mark won his final competition only hours before Palestinian terrorists captured and eventually murdered 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympic Village.
In an effort to keep the athletes safe, Spitz was whisked out of the country under heavy security guard.
Between 1965 and 1972, Spitz won a total of 11 Olympic medals: nine gold, one silver and one bronze.
During those years, he set 33 World records. He was voted “Athlete of the century” in water sports and one of six “Greatest Olympians” by Sports Illustratedin 2000.
A devoted father and husband, legendary athlete, highly-respected motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Mark Spitz encompasses talent and enthusiasm in everything he does.
Won 7 Gold Medals in a singleOlympiad•
11-Time Olympic Medalist•
5-Time Pan American Gold Medalist•
24-Time AAU Champion•
8-Time NCAA Champion