Mark Spitz

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Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competitive swimmer and nine-time Olympic champion. He was the most successful athlete at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, winning seven gold medals, all in world record time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Spitz has received more than 2,676,503 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Mark Spitz is the 2nd most popular swimmer, the 1,287th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,307th in 2019) and the most popular American Swimmer.

Mark Spitz is most famous for winning 7 gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Among swimmers, Mark Spitz ranks 2 out of 392Before him are Johnny Weissmuller. After him are Duke Kahanamoku, Michael Phelps, Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Arne Borg, Henry Taylor, Don Schollander, Ann Curtis, Roland Matthes, and Rie Mastenbroek.

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Among people born in 1950, Mark Spitz ranks 39Before him are Daniel Auteuil, Morgan Fairchild, Jörg Haider, Ken Shimura, Chris Norman, and Julie Walters. After him are Ma Ying-jeou, Vesna Vulović, Bjarne Stroustrup, William H. Macy, Tsugumi Ohba, and Christina Onassis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mark Spitz ranks 1,287 out of 15,968Before him are Danielle Steel (1947), Rick Rubin (1963), Ike Turner (1931), James Baldwin (1924), Jane Russell (1921), and Red Cloud (1822). After him are Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Edward Tatum (1909), William Carlos Williams (1883), Tecumseh (1768), and Ted Turner (1938).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Mark Spitz ranks 1After him are Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Michael Phelps (1985), Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), Charles Daniels (1885), George Kojac (1910), Clarke Scholes (1930), Helene Madison (1913), and Matt Biondi (1965).