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Mark Spitz

Mark SpitzAKA Mark Andrew Spitz

Born: 10-Feb-1950
Birthplace: Modesto, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Swimmer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Olympic swimmer

Swimmer. Starting in 1972, Spitz was the holder of the highest count of gold medals in history for a single Olympic Games. In 2008, swimmer Michael Phelps broke that record by winning eight medals.

Father: Arnold Spitz
Mother: Lenore Smith
Sister: Heidi
Sister: Nancy
Wife: Suzy Weiner (m. 6-May-1973, two sons)
Son: Matthew (b. 1981)
Son: Justin (b. 1991)

    High School: Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara, CA
    University: Indiana University Bloomington

    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Sullivan Award 1971
    Olympic Silver Medal 1968 (100m butterfly)
    Olympic Bronze Medal 1968 (100m freestyle)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1968 (4x100m freestyle relay)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1968 (4x200m freestyle relay)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1972 (100m butterfly)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1972 (100m freestyle)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1972 (200m butterfly)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1972 (200m freestyle)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1972 (4x100m freestyle relay)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1972 (4x100m medley relay)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1972 (4x200m freestyle relay)
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1972
    US Olympic Hall of Fame 1983
    Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984


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