Frequent question: Which event did Spitz think about not swimming withdrawing from the race in the 1972 Olympics?

What events did Mark Spitz swim in the 1972 Olympics?

U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Spitz swam the fly leg of the 400-meter medley relay, and his team set a new world-record time of 3 minutes, 48.16 seconds.

What events did Mark Spitz?


Results Event Sport
G 100 metres Freestyle 100 metres Freestyle Swimming
G 200 metres Freestyle 200 metres Freestyle Swimming
G 100 metres Butterfly 100 metres Butterfly Swimming
G 200 metres Butterfly 200 metres Butterfly Swimming

What happened Mark Spitz?

Following his retirement, Spitz ventured into motivational speaking, real-estate investment, and swimming-pool design. He recently left real estate to focus on his entrepreneurial work. Spitz lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons, Matt and Justin.

What events did Mark Spitz win 7 gold medals?

Not only did Spitz win 7 gold medals in the Munich games, but he also set a record in all seven of the events. Spitz’s medals/records came in the 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, the 100 m butterfly, 200 m butterfly, 4 x 100 m freestyle relay, 4 x 200 m freestyle relay, and the 4 x 100 m medley relay.

What tragic event took place during the 1972 Summer Games in Munich?

During the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, in the early morning of September 5, a group of Palestinian terrorists storms the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage.

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How many Olympics did Mark Spitz participate in?

Mark Spitz, considered one of the greatest swimmers of all time, is an 11-time Olympic medalist who earned a total of nine gold medals, one silver and one bronze in two Olympic Games. He attended Indiana University where he claimed eight NCAA titles as the captain of the swimming team.

Who is Mark Spitz married to?