Olympic Competitor nr 3085
Olympic Competitor nr 5029
He was born in Moscow but played his tennis in Dresden and Bremen
B. 1979-02-09, Kranj, Slovenia
Rowing (1 gold, 1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 2574
Olympic Competitor nr 4834
B. 1879-07-18, Liestal, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland - D. 1950 -11-20
Olympic Competitor nr 1693
B. 1950-02-10, Modesto, Cal, USA
Swimming (9 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|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|
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.
B. 1971-12-27, Bad Säckingen, Germany
Cycling, Mountain Bike (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 4154
Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2011-08-12
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