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Mark Spitz
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Spitz in July 2008

Personal information
Full name: Mark Andrew Spitz
Nickname(s): Mark The Shark
Nationality: United States
Stroke(s): freestyle, butterfly
College team: Indiana Hoosiers (1968–1972)
Date of birth: February 10, 1950 (1950-02-10) (age 69)
Place of birth: Modesto, California, United States
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

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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