Olympics: Unforgettable moments

Updated: Jul 23, 2012 14:07 IST

In 1968, retired US swimmer Mark Spitz won two gold medals and called his first Olympics
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In 1968, retired US swimmer Mark Spitz won two gold medals and called his first Olympics "the worst meet of my life". Four years later he insisted he was "more mature" and won the 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly and anchored two freestyle relay teams to victory. His fifth gold equalled the then-record held by Italian fencer Nedo Nadi (1920) and Paavo Nurmi (1924). Spitz added two more. All seven of his gold came in world record times. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

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