Great Olympians

Biographies - SPI


Eugen Spiegler

Olympic Competitor nr 3085


Robert Spiess

Olympic Competitor nr 5029

He was born in Moscow but played his tennis in Dresden and Bremen


Luka Spik

B. 1979-02-09, Kranj, Slovenia
Rowing (1 gold, 1 silver)
2000 2004 2008 HP
Double Sculls gold silver sixth 17250
17250


Dimitrios Spiliotopoulos

Olympic Competitor nr 2574


Fred Spiller

Olympic Competitor nr 4834


Adolf Spinnler

B. 1879-07-18, Liestal, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland - D. 1950 -11-20

Olympic Competitor nr 1693


Mark Andrew Spitz

B. 1950-02-10, Modesto, Cal, USA
Swimming (9 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
100 m Free-style bronze gold 8960
200 m Free-style - gold 6400
100 m Butterfly silver gold 10400
200 m Butterfly 8th gold 6656
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay gold gold 3200
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay gold gold 3200
4 x 100 m Medley relay - gold 1600
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Winner of the most golds at one single Olympics : SEVEN.
Spitz's comparative failure at Mexico (two relay golds) brought him almost as much publicity as his seven gold medals at München.
Best known for his performances at 100 and 200 metres freestyle and butterfly, he also broke the 400 metres world record three times and came within 0.4 sec of the 1500 metres world record in 1966.
A poster of Spitz, wearing his Olympic medals, brought him 10000 $ and 15cts on every one sold. He thus became a professional but when this was no longer important to the IOC, he tried to qualify for the 1988 Olympics.


Sabine Spitz

B. 1971-12-27, Bad Säckingen, Germany
Cycling, Mountain Bike (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 2008 HP
Cross Country 9th bronze gold 13680
13680


Roland Spitzer

Olympic Competitor nr 4154


Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2011-08-12

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