This day in Jewish history / Swimmer Mark Spitz sets Olympic gold record
American swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the 1972 Olympics, setting a 36-year record before getting flown out of Germany after the Munich massacre.
On September 4, 1972, 22-year-old American swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, swimming the third leg (butterfly) in mens 4x100 medley relay. With that victory, Spit set a record for gold that stood for 36 years, until broken by Michael Phelps. Early the following morning, Palestinian terrorists attacked the Israeli delegation to the games, holding 11 of them...
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