Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich games. The man was the most decorated Olympic athlete until that Phelps guy stole his thunder. Phelps also tried to one up Spitz Lip Strip. One thing is for certain, Spitz isn't just "treading water" in that department. Sorry Michael, can't win em all....

Mark Spitz, one of the greatest swimmers ever, won 7 gold medals in the 1972 olympic games in Munich Germany. Ending his career with 9 olympic gold medals, a silver, and a bronze.

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Mark Spitz - Swimming, 1972 Munich, Germany

American Mark Spitz dominated the pool at the 1972 Games is Munich, winning a record-setting seven Olympic Gold medals. His record would hold for 36 years, until another American swimmer made a splash in Beijing.

Mark Spitz - Seven golds - Munich 1972 Olympic Games - YouTube

At the 1972 Munich Games, Spitz was determined to make up for his below-par performances four years earlier at the 1968 Mexico City Games. He did not disappo.

"If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail." -Mark Spitz

Your Morning Shot: Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz: American swimmer Mark Spitz training for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he won a record seven gold medals, all in world record times.

Before Phelps there was Mark Spitz who won seven gold medals at the 72 Olympics. I had this poster on my bedroom wall.

Munich 1972 Olympic Games -- Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal, in the medley relay, at the time making him the most successful athlete at a single Olympiad.