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Mark Spitz
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Spitz in December 2012
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Nickname(s) "Mark the Shark"
Born February 10, 1950 (1950-02-10) (age 71)
Modesto, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
Club Arden Hills Swim Club
College team Indiana University

Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American retired swimmer of Jewish descent. 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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