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Mark Spitz competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he was one of the favorites to win 5 gold medals. Unfortunately, he only won two gold medals. Under the guidance of James Counsilman, Mark trained very hard for the West German Olympics.
As Rachel Carson (environmentalist), Leon Uris (writer), Billie Holiday (singer), Goldie Hwan (actress), Toni Braxton (singer), Frank Zappa (guitarist), Sugar Ray Leonard (boxer) and Babe Ruth (baseball player) ), Michael Phelps, was born in Maryland.
Mark Spitz of the United States won the men’s 100-meter freestyle title at the 1972 Summer Olympics in West Germany.
1.Spitz, Mark (USA) 51.22 s
2. Heidenreich, Jerry (United States) 51.65
3.Bure, Vladimir (USSR / Russia) 51.77
4. Murphy, John (United States) 52.08
5.Wenden, Michael (Australia) 52.41
6 Grivennikov, Igor (USSR) 52.44
7. Rousseau, Michel (France) 52.90
8 Steinbach, Klaus (West Gerrmany) 52.92
Micheal Phelps, known as the Baltimore Bullet, won six golds at Athens’2004: 100m butterfly, 400m individual medley, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m freestyle relay.
Mark Spitz was born on February 10, 1950 in Modesto, California, United States. At the 1972 Olympics, he won a gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle.
1.Spitz, Mark (USA) 1: 52.78
2.Genter, Steve (USA) 1: 53.73
3.Lampe, Werner (Germany) 1: 53.59
4.Wenden, Michael (Australia) 1: 54.40
5. Tyler, Frederick (USA) 1: 54.96
6.Steinbach, Klaus (Germany) 1: 55.65
7.Bure, Vladimir (USSR / Russia) 1: 57.24
8. Huttum, Ralph (Canada) 1: 57.56
Michael Phelps won the James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy. Why? He won several world titles and broke many world records. At the FINA World Championships in Spain, he won four gold medals.
Mark Spitz of the United States won the men’s 100-meter butterfly final at the 1972 Olympics.
1.Spitz, Mark (United States) 54.27
2.Robertson, Bruce (Canada) 55.56
3.Heidenrich, Jerry (USA) 55, 74
Mathes, Roland (East Germany) 55.87
5. Edgar, David (United States) 56.11
6. MacDonald, Byron (Canada) 57.27
7.Flockner, Hartmut (East Germany) 57.40
8. Roger, Neil (Australia) 57.90
Michael said: “Recently a journalist asked me to give him a timeless moment in my life. Winning my first gold medal was a timeless moment in my life. I worked so hard to get there and when I did it was an amazing feeling that I didn’t I think I can describe … “
Mark won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
1.Spitz, Mark (USA) 2: 00.70
2.Hall, Gary (USA) 2: 03.86
3.Backhaus, Robin (USA) 2: 03.23
4.Delgado Panchana, Jorge (Ecuador) 2: 04.60
5.Fabnaecht, Hans (West Germany) 2: 04.69
6.Hargitay, Andras (Hungary) 2: 04.69
7. Flockner, Hartmut (East Germany) 2: 05.34
8.Meeuw, Folket (West Germany) 2: 05.57
Michael Phelps made his debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Like Nadia Comaneci (Romanian gymnast), Marjorie G4estring (German swimmer), Bob Mathias (American athlete), Fu Mingxia (Chinese diver), he was one of the youngest athletes in Olympic history. Michael was born on June 30, 1985.
Mark Spitz helped the United States win the gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 1972 Games.
1.USA (David Edgar, John Murphy, Mark Spitz, Jerry Heidenreich) 3: 26,42
2.USSR / Russia (Vladimir Bure, Viktor Mazanov, Viktor aboinov, Igor Grivennikov) 3: 29.72
3.East Germany (Roland Matthes, Wilfried Hartug, Peter Bruch, Lutz Hunger) 3: 32,42
4.Brazil (Ruy Aquino Oliveira, Paolo Zanetti, Paulo Beckehazy, Jose Diniz) 3: 33.14
5. Canada (Bruce Robertson, Brian Phillips, Tim Bach, Robert Karting) 3: 33.20
6.West Germany (Klaus Steinbach, Werner Lampe, Rainer Jacob, Hans Flabnacht) 3: 33.90
7.France (Gilles Vignes, Alain Mosconi, Alain Hermitte, Michel Rousseau) 3: 34,13
8. Spain (Jorge Comas, Antonio Culebras, Enrique Melo, Jorge Pujol)
Michael is the most awarded American athlete to participate in the Olympics. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he won many Olympic titles: 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x200m freestyle relay, 400m individual medley …
The United States won the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 4x200m swimming freestyle relay final at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
1.USA (John Kinsella, Frederick Tyler, Steve Genter, Mark Spitz) 7: 35,78
2.West Germany (Klaus Steinbach, Werner Lampe, Hans Gunther Vosseler, Hans Fabnacht) 7: 41.69
3.USSR / Russia (Vladimir Bure, Viktor Mazanov, Georgi Kulikov, Igor Grivennikov) 7: 45,76
4. Sweden (Beng Gingsjo, Hans Ljungborg, Anders Bellbring, Gunnar Larsson) 7: 47.37
5. Australia (Michael Wenden, Graham Windeatt, Robert Nay, Bradford Cooper) 7: 48.66
6.East Germany (Udo Poser, Wilfried Hartug, Peter Bruch, Lutz Hunger) 3: 32,42
7.Canada (Bruce Robertson, Brian Phillips, Ian Mackenzie, Ralph Hutton) 7: 53.61
8. UK (Brian Brinkley, John Mills, Michael Bailey, Colin Cunningham)
Like Sugar Ray Leonard (Olympic champion), Pamela Dennis (fashion designer), Raj Bhakta (entrepreneur), Brody Hutzler (actor), and Molly Sims (fashion model), Michael Phelps was one of the judges for Miss America. 2005 in Baltimore. (Maryland). Phelps is a fan of Miss USA …
The United States won the 4x100m medley relay at Munich’72.
United States (Mike Stam, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz, Jerry Heidenreich) 3: 48.16
2.East Germany (Roland Matthes, Klaus Katzur, Hartmut Flockner, Lutz Unger) 3: 52,26
3.Canada (Eric Fish, William Mahony, Bruce Robertson, Robert Kasting) 3: 52,26
4.USSR / Russia (Vladimir Bure, Nikolai Pankin, Viktor Shangin, Igor Grivennikov) 3: 53.16
5. Brazil (Romulo Arantes, Jose Sylvio Fiolo, Sergio Waismann, Jose Diniz) 3: 57.89
6. Japan (Tadashi Honda, Nobutaka Tagichi, Yasuhiro Komazaki, Jiro Sasaki) 3: 58.23
UK (Colin Connin, David Wilkie, John Mills, Malcolm Windeatt) 3: 58.82
8.Hungary (Laszlo Cseh, Sandor Szabo, Istvan Szentirmay, Attila Csaszari) 3: 59.07
Michael Phelps wrote: “Growing up in high school, I didn’t hang out with friends every day or on the weekends. I was willing to give up doing normal high school kid stuff. I know I won’t have opportunities like this in sport for the rest of my life … “
Spitz made his debut at the 1965 Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv (Israel), where he won 5 gold medals. Many months later, at the Pre-Olympic Games in Mexico, he won two medals (100 meter butterfly and 200 meter butterfly). At the 1967 Pan American Games in Canada, Mark also won 5 gold medals (100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 400m freestyle relay, 800m freestyle relay, 400m medley relay).