48 Years Since Mark Spitz Went 7-For-7 at Munich Games

Elwanda Tulloch

Happy Anniversary: 48 Years Since Mark Spitz Went 7-For-7 at Munich Games

Today, Sept. 4, 2020, marks the 48th anniversary of Mark Spitz’s seventh gold medal of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Each of Spitz’s titles was won in world-record time, and the accomplishment became the sport’s measuring stick for greatness for more than three decades. The following piece takes a look at Spitz’s march to Olympic glory.

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The mustache. The confident look. The chiseled physique. All are standout characteristics of Mark Spitz. Once among the most revered athletes on the planet, Spitz remains an iconic figure in the sporting world. Even today, nearly a half-century after he emerged as the star attraction at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Spitz’s image is easily identifiable.

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