Mark Spitz

Tokyo 2020, North America Day 8: Dressel Joins Elite Company With Five Golds

Caeleb Dressel joins Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi and Michael Phelps as the only male swimmers to win five gold medals at a single Olympic Games.

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Take A Look at the Historic Progression of Men’s Olympic Swimming Medal Leaders

Even the most casual swim fans know that Michael Phelps is all-time Olympic medal leader, but here’s the other men who have led the swimming medal count.

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Swimmers With The Most Victories In History At The U.S. Olympic Trials

Katie Ledecky already has four U.S. Trials victories thus far in her career, and has a great chance to double that total next week in Omaha.

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Sports Icon Mark Spitz Shares His Wisdom On The Mind Of An Olympic Champion

Mark Spitz shares his 1968 to 1972 journey to becoming the greatest Olympian of all-time. Mark is funny, insightful and full of swimming wisdom.

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Olympic Icon Mark Spitz Shares Wisdom Ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Games

In this podcast 9-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz unpacks who he feared, his secret warmup, and what fueled his passion to win.

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How Difficult Is It To Win Multiple Olympic Gold Medals In Individual Events?

Katie Ledecky “only” needs to win two individual events in Tokyo to move to #2 all-time in individual golds.

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Arena Dedica Una Capsule Collection Alla Leggenda Mark Spitz

Arena dedica una speciale capsule collection alla leggenda del nuoto Mark Spitz in edizione limitata costumi t shirt e felpa

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48th Anniversary of Spitz Record-Setting 7th Olympic Gold Medal

Today marks the 48th anniversary of Mark Spitz record-setting 7th gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

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Bill Yorzyk, the First Olympic Gold Medalist in Butterfly, Dies at 87

Bill Yorzyk won the Olympic gold medal in the 200 fly in Melbourne in 1956, which was the first Olympic gold medal ever offered in the stroke.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Mark Spitz’s First World Record On This Day in 1967

Olympic legend Mark Spitz made his first foray into the world record books on this day in 1967 – and re-set that world record almost exactly one year later.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 200 Fly

As we explore the evolution of the 21st century face of the men’s 200 fly thus far, who do you think will become the 2020s face of the men’s 200 fly?

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Beyond the 8 Golds: Michael Phelps’ Goal Times For the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Though Michael Phelps set World Records in 4 of his 5 individual races in Beijing, he did not achieve all of the goal times he and Bowman had established.

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The Dark Side of Super Success

“Shut up and just go for it,” Austrian Olympic medalist Markus Rogan would tell himself throughout his career. “All the while, I never asked myself why.”

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Watch Mark Spitz Race at the NCAA Championships, 1969-1972

Though Mark Spitz is best known for winning 7 gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the Indiana Hoosier also had a legendary NCAA career.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: New Danish Swimming Director Named

This edition of Beyond the Lane Lines features the newly-named Danish Swimming Union Director, as well as news on Olympic toys.

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