Born on 10th February 1950, Mark Andrew Spitz is a former American competitive swimmer who bagged a record total of seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics of 1972, a feat which was surpassed only by Michael Phelps.
Bagged four gold medals at the Maccabiah Games of 1965, held in Israel
Bagged fivegold medals at the Pan American Games of 1967, held in Winnipeg
Won two gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal at the Summer Olympic Games of 1968 that took place in Mexico City
Bagged six gold medals at the MaccabiahGames of 1969, held in Israel
Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1977, 1979, and 1983 respectively
Entitled as “World Swimmer of the Year” three times by the US magazine “Swimming World”
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