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Mark Spitz - Swimming, 1972 Munich, Germany

American Mark Spitz dominated the pool at the 1972 Games is Munich, winning a record-setting seven Olympic Gold medals. His record would hold for 36 years, until another American swimmer made a splash in Beijing.

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Mark Spitz, one of the greatest swimmers ever, won 7 gold medals in the 1972 olympic games in Munich Germany. Ending his career with 9 olympic gold medals, a silver, and a bronze.

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Munich 1972 Olympic Games -- Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal, in the medley relay, at the time making him the most successful athlete at a single Olympiad.

American Mark Spitz at the 1972 Olympics in Munich won seven gold medals in seven events (100 m butterfly,100 m freestyle, 200 m butterfly, 200 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley, 4×200 m freestyle).  He is also the only Olympian to set a world record in each event.

American swimmer Mark Spitz poses with the seven gold medals he won at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Spitz is one of five Olympians to win nine or more career gold medals. (Terry O’Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) GALLERY: U. Olympians Then and Now

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At the 1972 Munich Games, Spitz was determined to make up for his below-par performances four years earlier at the 1968 Mexico City Games. He did not disappo.

"If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail." -Mark Spitz

Your Morning Shot: Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz: American swimmer Mark Spitz training for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he won a record seven gold medals, all in world record times.