Back to top Home News U. Phelps and team: won gold. American Olympic swimmer. I had some fun with a Russian coach who asked me if my moustache slowed me down. When asked why he initially grew one he stated "I grew the moustache because a coach in college said I couldn't grow one. Archived from the original on April 4, May 16, Mark Spitz is quoted as saying, "When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the moustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it—and everybody was talking about it—that I decided to keep it. Phelps: won gold.
Mark Spitz It Is Unfortunate That My Quote Was Misconstrued Regarding Phelps
The Olympics in Munich were truly Mark Spitz's Games. Each event that the American swimmer competed in, he set a world record. Mark Spitz has responded publicly for the first time to an article in Express Again, I re-iterate my comment that Michael Phelps is the greatest.
Michael Phelps is sporting a Mark Spitz mustache For The Win
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That's almost demeaning to me. People are not going to tune in to see athletes have their medals taken away from them. Spitz felt snubbed by not being asked to attend the Summer Olympics to watch Michael Phelps attempt to break his seven gold medal record.
When asked why he initially grew one he stated "I grew the moustache because a coach in college said I couldn't grow one. American swimmers Tom Bruce left and Mike Stamm right carry teammate Mark Spitz on their shoulders during the medal ceremony for their victory in the men's 4xmeter medley relay race.
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|At the Summer Olympics in MunichSpitz was back to repeat his quest for the six gold medals. That's just the facts.
Congratulations, Mike. At age 41, Spitz attempted a comeback for the Summer Olympics after filmmaker Bud Greenspan offered him a million dollars if he succeeded in qualifying. When questioned by the IOC, Spitz explained that the gesture was innocent, the shoes were old and he was not paid.
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Olympic Hall of Fame.
Where is Mark Spitz? Uninvited? Unwanted? Unseen? He has not yet been invited to Beijing, and if that remains the case, it will be because Olympic organizers.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The ad was entitled "Shock".
How Olympic Swimmer Mark Spitz Truly Felt When Michael Phelps Beat His Record HuffPost
He travels the world, delivering about 25 lectures a year. The picture was used to make a poster, which sold more than one million copies and was the most popular portrait of any athlete at the time. Spitz was disappointed in his Olympic performance.