Fact of the Day
Aug 19, 1998
Swimmer of the Century?
Mark Andrew Spitz, born February 10th, 1950, in Modesto, California, won 7 Gold Medals at the Munich Olympics, 1972, a feat never before achieved by a single person in one Olympics. His seven gold medal wins were as follows:
After each evening's success, Spitz, an Omar Sharif look-alike, surrounded by teen-age girls, employed pre-arranged escape strategies, as he slipped away from the pool in a gray Mercedes Benz driven by U.S. Men's coach, Peter Daland.