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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, each in world-record time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Spitz has received more than 2,983,960 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Mark Spitz is the 3rd most popular swimmer (down from 2nd in 2019), the 2,318th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,286th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Swimmer.

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

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  • 59

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  • 3.90

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  • 5.44

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Among swimmers, Mark Spitz ranks 3 out of 392Before him are Johnny Weissmuller and Michael Phelps. After him are Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Duke Kahanamoku, Rie Mastenbroek, Roland Matthes, Don Schollander, Arne Borg, Kornelia Ender, and Greta Andersen.

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Among people born in 1950, Mark Spitz ranks 89Before him are Chantal Akerman, Bernie Taupin, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Alberto Juantorena, Anghel Iordănescu, and William Sadler. After him are Jean-Marc Ayrault, Robert B. Laughlin, Karen Carpenter, Mithun Chakraborty, Joe Perry, and Ernesto Samper.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mark Spitz ranks 2,318 out of 18,182Before him are Mickey Cohen (1913), Billy Drago (1945), Robert Silverberg (1935), Paul Bremer (1941), Sarah Wayne Callies (1977), and Warren Christopher (1925). After him are James L. Brooks (1940), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), Dean Acheson (1893), David Lane (1938), Edward Weston (1886), and Maurice White (1941).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Mark Spitz ranks 2Before him are Michael Phelps (1985). After him are Gertrude Ederle (1905), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), Charles Daniels (1885), Helene Madison (1913), Clarke Scholes (1930), Albina Osipowich (1911), and Helen Johns (1914).