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Spitz in July 2008
Personal information
Nickname(s) Mark The Shark
Nationality United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Sport Swimming
Strokes freestyle, butterfly
College team Indiana Hoosiers (1968–1972)

Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American retired swimmer. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. That achievement was only passed by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Olympics.

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