On this day, American swimmer Mark Spitz created history by winning seven gold medals in the 1972 Olympics. Please tell that in the Munich Olympics 1972, Mark Spitz won the seventh gold medal on 4 September. Which was a world record until the 2008 Olympics. In 2008, Spitz created a new world record by winning 8 gold medals by Swimmer Michael Phelps of America.
For your information, let us know that this tournament of Munich Olympics 1972, named after Mark Spitz, born on 10 February 1950, is also known for the massacre. The Munich massacre took place during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which 11 members of Israel's Olympic team were taken hostage and later killed. A German police officer was also killed in this attack. The terrorist attack on the tournament like Olympics was carried out by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.
Mark Spitz, known for the massacre at the Olympics, broke the record of American player Willys August Lee, who won seven medals at the 1920 Olympics with 5 gold medals. Willys won 5 gold medals in the shoot. However, after 36 years, the world record of these squads was broken by the US swimmer Michael Phelps by winning 8 gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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