Feb. 10th, 1950
Modesto, California, USA
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- Winner of an unprecedented 7 gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Winner of 2 gold medals in the 1968 Mexico City olympics.
- 1983: Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (charter member).
- Sons: Matthew (b. 1981) and Justin (b. 1991)
- 1977: Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
- 2007: Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
- American swimming sensation 19-year old Michael Phelps aspired to break Spitz's record of 7 gold medals, at the Athens Olympics. Phelps, however, had to settle for 8 medals, 6 gold, and 2 bronze, respectively.
- After he won the 200m free-style in the 1972 (Munich) Olympics, he celebrated by swinging his sneakers in front of the cameras. He had to explain to the organizing comitee that he was just euphoric, not doing publicity.
- Considered the swiftest swimmer of all time, made his big splash during the 1972 Olympics, becoming the first athlete to win seven gold medals in an Olympiad. His performances were even more remarkable considering world records were set in all seven events.
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